History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 389: Topics in U.S. History

HIST 389-001: Cold War America
(Spring 2017)

Robinson B203

Section Information for Spring 2017

How did the Cold War change American politics and culture? Covering the period from the end of WWII to the election of JFK, this course explores the variety of ways that Americans experienced the early Cold War. We will discuss the construction of the Cold War order, both at home and abroad, by studying the politics of international confrontation, the Korean War, McCarthyism, the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, as well as such social developments as consumerism and suburbanization. We will also analyze widespread discontent within Cold War America by exploring the histories of feminism, rock’n’roll, the beat generation, and the civil rights movement.

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Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest.

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Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

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