Hist of American West

History of the American West
This is a survey of the history of the trans-Mississippi West from colonial contact through the 1980s. It explores how that region became known and understood as the West, and its role and meaning in United States history as a whole. The central themes of this course are conquest and its legacy, especially with regard to the role of the U.S. federal government in the West; human interactions with and perceptions of landscape and environment; social contests among different groups for a right to western resources and over the meanings of western identity; and the role of the West in American popular culture. (formerly HIST/AMST 0374) 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
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HIST 0216

All Sections in Fall 2024

Fall 2024

HIST0216A-F24 Lecture (Morse)
HIST0216X-F24 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Y-F24 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Z-F24 Discussion (Morse)