This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for United States History from 1865 (common course-id HIST 140), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).
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General Course Description: HIST 140
Historical survey of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present.
Minimum units: 3.0
- Expansion, immigration, industrialization, and urbanization.
- Reform: Populism, Progressivism and others.
- Imperialist expansion and emergence of the United States as a world power.
- World War I
- The Great Depression and the New Deal
- World War II
- The Cold War
- Civil Rights Movement
- Vietnam War era
- The Conservative Turn
- Twenty first century and global change
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret primary and secondary sources and to compose an argument which uses them, as appropriate, for support.
- Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. History through multiple analytical categories such as race, class, gender and ethnicity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of America’s growth in a global context.
- Explain the major economic, technological and scientific developments and their historical significance.
- Analyze major political trends, attitudes, conflicts and events—including both mainstream and reform efforts—and explain their historical significance.
- Explain the major social and cultural developments, their causes and effects, and their historical significance.
- Analyze the relevancy of history in today’s world.