Post-1945 America


After providing an orientation to post-1945 US history, this course will guide students in the production of original individual research papers that aim for publishable quality. Students will choose topics according to their own interests that make use of the rich collections of primary sources in Duke's Rubenstein Library. Sample areas for more defined projects include the history of advertising, the civil rights and Black Power movements, labor organizing, women's history, alternative publishing, LGBTQ history, aspects of US relations with the wider world, environmentalism, economic thought, and the impact of globalization, particularly on North Carolina and the South. Some prior college coursework in 20th century US history desirable but not required. Instructor: MacLean
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • W
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • PUBPOL 360S
Typically Offered
Spring Only