American Dreams and American Realities

HISTORY130D

Examines the role of such myths as "rags to riches," "beacon to the world," "the frontier" and "foreign devil" in defining the American character and determining hopes, fears, dreams, and actions throughout American History. Attention given to the surface consistency of these myths as accepted by each immigrant group versus the shifting content of the myths as they change to reflect the hopes and values of each of these groups. One course.

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ

Region

United States and Canada