Course Abstract

History 118, “US History Since 1877,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during spring semester 2016 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1030am in Denny 211.  Course texts include Eric Foner’s Short History of Reconstruction (2015 ed.), 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.