Mod. American Cult. 1830-1919
An introduction to the study of American culture from 1830 through World War I with an emphasis on the changing shape of popular, mass, and elite cultural forms. We will explore a widely-accepted scholarly notion that a new, distinctively national and modern culture emerged during this period and that particular ideas of social formation (race, class, gender, sexuality, etc.) came with it. We will practice the interdisciplinary interpretation of American culture by exploring a wide range of subjects and media: economic change, social class, biography and autobiography, politics, photo-journalism, novels, architecture, painting, and photography. Required of all American studies majors. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
- Spring 2014
- Axinn Center 100(AXN 100)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- William Nash
- American Studies
- Program in American Studies
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- HIS NOR
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