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HIST 3484 Study and Writing of History: Happy Days: American Families from the Bomb to the Sexual Revolution (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the history of the American family from the end of World War II to the late 1960s. We will use a range of primary and secondary sources to explore major issues and themes connected to the family, including the Cold War, the civil rights movement, domesticity, work, and consumption. We will pay special attention to how family life – both ideal and lived – interacted with changing ideas about gender roles, sexuality, race, and class.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Arissa Oh

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II and History Major Standing

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Last Updated: 27-Feb-14