Faculty of Arts


HISTORY 108

Rise and Fall of the USA


Description

How can a nation founded in slavery and offering equality and opportunity for only some claim to be a land of freedom? Is the increasing gap between rich and poor a sign that the age of American power and prosperity is over? Approaching the history of the United States as one of triumph, tragedy, and, ultimately, paradox, this course tackles these and other questions as it explores how Americans have contended with one another over the meanings of the ideals of equality, opportunity, justice, and especially freedom from the founding of their nation to the present. 

Availability 2020

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Paul Taillon

Reading/Texts

HISTORY 108 Course Guide, available in hardcopy and through Canvas.

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself, 1845.

Recommended Reading

Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! An American History, Brief Edition.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

HISTORY 108: 15.0 points

Restrictions

HISTORY 105


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