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AMST 799 01 (20582) /HIST728
The American Century
Jean-Christophe Agnew
W 1.30-3.20 WLH 007
Spring 2015 
 
The seminar looks at recent work in the intellectual and cultural history of WWII and Cold War America—the years between the New Deal and the New Frontier. Secondary readings highlight current directions in historiography as well as the range of research opportunities available, while class assignments and discussions focus for the most part on the different ways one can teach the period and its documentary sources, including literature, film, music, and painting. The seminar aims to suggest the richness and coherence of this period as a subject for intellectual and cultural historians—especially for those wishing to pursue a research topic in this area—and as an occasion to explore the possibilities for interdisciplinary teaching.