Instructor: Nathan Godfried
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:45
Description: This course examines the major developments in America’s domestic and foreign affairs during three turbulent decades. It will analyze the continuities, conflicts, and contradictions in U.S. democratic and capitalist society, giving special attention to the evolving relationships among the state, the corporate sector, the working class, women, and racial minorities. Topics include: Wilsonian internationalism, World War I, corporatism, consumerism, popular culture, racial and class conflict, the Great Depression, New Deal “liberalism,” the Popular Front, World War II, and the rise to global hegemony.