HIST 129: History of US After the Civil War
Instructor: David Farber
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Discussion Sections Held on Fridays
KU Core Goal 3H
History of the United States After the Civil War
In this overview of recent U.S. history we will ponder four broad questions: what has equality meant in the United States; how has democracy worked; how has the American economy developed; and what role has the United States played in the world?
We all meet Monday and Wednesday for fifty minutes in the lecture hall. All students also attend a discussion section that meets once a week for fifty minutes.
We will read and discuss primary source texts, such as William Jennings Bryan’s populist manifesto (1896), as well as works of history, such as Crack: Rock Cocaine and Street Capitalism.