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HIST 4425 The Frontier in the American Mind (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the conflict between image and reality in American history by focusing on the American West from the Colonial Era to the present. As we study historical events, music, books, and films, students will learn about "western" figures such as Daniel Boone, Jesse James, Red Cloud, Laura Ingalls Wilder, John Wayne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Sarah Palin, and examine why they are important for Americans' understanding of their country.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Heather Richardson

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 11-Nov-16