Course Abstract

History 282, “US Diplomatic History,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during spring semester 2019 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am in Denny 211.  The main course text will be George Herring’s sweeping study, From Colony to Superpower (2008) as well as journal articles by scholars such as Jean Harvey Baker, John Belohlavek, Walter LaFeber, Walter Russell Mead and others.  Students in the course will undertake various multi-media assignments.  The focal point of the semester will be an in-depth profile paper and web-based project about a pivotal US diplomat.