Course Abstract

History 211, “US Military History,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during spring 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am in Denny 211.  Course texts include Antulio Echevarria’s Reconsidering the American Way of War (2014) and James McPherson’s Tried By War (2008), as well as various other articles and digital resources such as the House Divided Project.  Students in this special topics course will study the historical evolution of American military strategy and soldier experience, culminating in an end-of-semester online project that builds a multi-dimensional analysis of a major military engagement in US history.