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HIST 4460 Reel Life: America's Workers in History and Film (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the history of working-class America through history and film. Focusing on the twentieth century, we'll look at the changing American workplace and how different groups of workers - immigrants, African Americans, and women - experienced it and organized for change. At the same time, we'll also examine the "production" of history through film, assessing popular representations of workers from Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" to recent films about migrant labor and the globalization of work.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marilynn Johnson

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17