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Exploration and analysis of American society, culture, domestic politics, and foreign relations since World War II. This period encompasses the emergence of the Cold War and the construction of what President Dwight Eisenhower called "the military industrial complex"; the "Red Scare" in the United States and anticommunism in foreign relations; changes in the US and global economies; the "new" immigration; movements for racial and gender equality; transformations in attitudes about sexuality and disabilities; conservative reactions to social and cultural changes; the aftermath of the Cold War; the computer and internet revolutions; the increasing gulf between the wealthy and the rest of us; and the political and cultural wars we experience today.

Donna Alvah
Spring 2024
Course Code:
HIST 226