21H.952J / STS.410J Readings in American History Since 1877

Fall 2003

Woman painting American insignia on airplane wings, 1942.
Painting the American insignia on airplane wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with precision and patriotic zeal. (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number LC-USW361-387 DLC].)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive bibliography.

Course Description

This seminar aims to develop a teaching knowledge of the field through extensive reading and discussion of major works. The reading covers a broad range of topics — political, economic, social, and cultural — and represents a variety of historical methods.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Meg Jacobs

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session