HIST 128: American History Since 1865

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This course is a general survey of the history of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present, with particular emphasis on the politics, economics, and significant legislation of the period. Primary or “original” source documents comprise roughly half of the course materials, so students will be able to form their own judgments about many historical issues and think about important historical events from the point of view of the people who experienced them. Students are encouraged to make connections between the history they read and their own lives.

Required Materials:

  • Boyer et al., The Enduring Vision, Vol. II, 6th edition, ISBN 978-0618801626.
  • Lorence, Enduring Voices, Vol. II, 4th edition (2000)
  • Terkel, Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression(1978)
  • Set of recorded lectures on CD

Other Requirements:

  • Students are required have a method for playing CDs (player or computer) for listening to the recorded lectures.

View a sample course syllabus.

Contact the Friday Center at StuServ@unc.edu with any questions or for more information.

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