University of Portland Bulletin 2021-2022

HST 211 Who is America: The Modern U.S.

This history explores concepts of citizenship and belonging in the United States from the end of the Civil War through the twentieth century. The course begins with the end of slavery, moves through Reconstruction, racial segregation, imperialism, and civil rights movements. Students learn about inclusion, exclusion, and belonging, particularly as related to race, gender, and diversity in the physical and metaphorical space that is "America".