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HIST 339 New Deal America, 1929-2000

Prerequisite: HIST 218 or permission of the instructor (Second semester—even years/4 credits)

This course traces the rise and fall of the New Deal order from the Great Crash of 1929 through the end of the millennium. The first part of the course will discuss the social, political and economic legacies of the New Deal and U.S. participation in World War II. The second part focuses on the turbulent 1960s, when the women’s rights, civil rights and anti-war movements reached high tide. The final part of the course will examine the causes and consequences of economic crises of the 1970s and America’s “conservative turn” under Reagan in the 1980s.