Oct 31, 2020  
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HIST 211 - Social and Cultural History of American Warfare: 1775-1902

3 Credit(s).

Examines the history of American warfare from 1775-1902 from a social and cultural perspective. This is NOT a traditional military history class. It explores the wartime experience of average Americans, the men and women who serve the military as well as civilians on the home front. It also analyzes the impact of war on American society in general, paying particular attention to the challenges that war has posed to democratic principles and institutions and to the ways in which various wars have been represented and remembered in public spaces and in popular culture. Topics will include: the treatment of prisoners, the use of propaganda; changes in military technology and medicine; civil liberties in wartime; and the treatment and role of women, minorities, draft-resistors and opponents of war. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring)

Prerequisite(s): HIST 111  or permission of the instructor

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