Course Abstract

History 282, “US Diplomatic History,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets in Denny 211 during spring semester 2022 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am.  The main course text will be George Herring’s sweeping study, From Colony to Superpower (2008).  Students will also read journal articles by scholars such as Walter LaFeber, Margaret MacMillan, Stephanie McCurry and Walter Russell Mead.  The focal point of the semester will be an in-depth web-based project assessing the contributions of an American historical figure to US diplomatic policy and traditions.

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Getting to work in US Diplomatic History