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ADHS 1141 Defining Moments (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

Course looks at decisions, events and expectations that influenced the evolving direction of the United States. Course explores the framework, incentives, barriers, personalities, positions and power brokers determining the emerging presence of the United States in the world. Topics include America’s spreading influence before and after WWI; the Great Depression; US and WWII; Vietnam, the Cold War. Some readings: Michael Adams, The Best War Ever; Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried; Emily Rosenberg, Spreading the American Dream; W.A. Williams, Tragedy of American Diplomacy; M. Walker, Cold War.


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Last Updated: 20-Feb-14