Course Abstract

History 118, “US History Since 1877,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during spring semester 2015 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1030am in Denny 110.  Course texts include Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery (1901), Russell Baker’s Growing Up (1982), and H.W. Brands’s American Dreams (2010).  In addition to various essay exams, students in the course will undertake a multi-media oral history project that attempts to illuminate an episode or trend in U.S. history since 1945.