HIST 3472 Study and Writing of History: Race, Gender, and American Empire (Spring: 3 )
This course explores histories of race, gender, sexuality, and US empire during the 19th and 20th centuries. How did ideologies of race and gender/sexuality intersect and shape how the US acted as an imperial power and how American citizens and colonized subjects understood those actions? Rather than examining geopolitical or diplomatic history, we will examine how high politics manifested in the everyday lives, social interactions, and cultures of US empire, formal and informal, at home and abroad. At the same time, we will pay attention to history "from the bottom up" to see how ordinary people influenced politics and policy making.
Instructor(s): Arissa Oh
Last Updated: 09-Feb-17