Course Information - Race and Membership

Course description

This course is a critical look at America's past.  Our goal is to try to understand how we have defined "American" and whether America has lived up to its founding values.

Our Journey

Semester 1

  • The Colonies
  • The Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War
  • The Constitution
  • Westward Expansion: Manifest Destiny, Native Americans
  • Slavery, Abolition, and the Civil War

Semester 2

  • Urbanization: 1880-1920
  • Panel Paper
  • World War II
  • Civil Rights
  • Counterculture Movement and Vietnam