Course Abstract

History 118, “US History Since 1877,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during spring semester 2017 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 130pm in Denny 211.  Course texts include Russell Baker’s Growing Up (1982) and H.W. Brands’s American Dreams (2010) in addition to important academic journal articles by David Blight and Gary Gerstle as well as numerous digital resources, including several created by Dickinson staff and students.  Students in this course will sit for two extended essay exams and will undertake a multi-media oral history project that attempts to illuminate a major episode or trend in U.S. history since 1945.