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L3  — A HISTORY OF THE LONG 20th CENTURY (1890-present)

This is a survey course on a very long period of American history. I will not be able to dwelve into all the important aspects of American history during the century. So you will need to do some reading on your own, and in particular to complement my lectures by chapters in one of the good histories of the United States. There are several excellent one you can choose from. A People and A Nation is very good for students and we have several copies in the library. I personally like Maldwyn Jones, The Limits of Liberty (Oxford University Press) because its both precise and synthetic (and written by a great British historian of the US).

I strongly advise you to create your own chronology with the attached model. It's a good way of getting a clearer picture of the period under study.

In TD you will study texts related to my lectures, although there might be slight discrepancies because we will not be able to go at the same speed in all groups. It is not a problem.

The exam will be taken in each of your TD class for "assidus" students. It will be in the form of the commentary of a text. DA students will have a special exam session along the same format. They should ask one of the TD instructors to give them access to their texts.

Important warning : computers are not allowed during class nor is voice recording. Note taking is exclusively done by hand (see here why this is the case).

Prospective syllabus (adjusted as we go along), 2018

Sept 20 : No class
Sept 27 : Revolt and reform (1890s-1917) Outline 1  Maps Immigration
Oct 4 : Revolt and reform (1890s-1917) Other documents
Oct 11 : The Return to Normalcy? (1920s) Powerpoint plan
Oct 18 : The Return to Normalcy? (1920s)
Oct 25 : The Return to Normalcy? (1920s) Other documents
Nov 1 :  break
Nov 8 : Attention : cours en Amphi FUGIER (bât A) à partir de ce jour. The Great Depression and the New Deal (1930s) Powerpoint plan
Nov 15 : The Great Depression and the New Deal (1930s) Other documents
Nov 22 : American culture and society (1945-1960) Powerpoint plan
Nov 29 : American culture and society (1945-1960) Other documents
Dec 6 : American culture and society (1945-1960)
Dec 13 : The 1960s Powerpoint plan

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