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University of New Hampshire

HIS411 - U.S. History: 1865 to Present

Course Description

This course addresses the characteristics of contemporary American society as a product of major developments, policies, conflicts, and legislation that occurred from 1865 to the present. Major topics include: reconstruction after the Civil War, industrialization and its consequences, themes and patterns of American foreign policy, the Progressive era and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, America's role in the era of globalism, and domestic and foreign policy developments since World War II. Students will have the opportunity to use primary and secondary sources to explore multiple perspectives and interpretations of this period in history.

Tuition & Fees


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4.0 units

Course Sections

Summer 2024

May 28 to Jul 19
crn: 70660
Time: TBA
Professor(s): Sarah Batterson
Live Seat Count: 14 available seats - (3 days ago)
Application Deadline Passed

Fall 2024

Oct 28 to Dec 20
crn: 15230
Time: TBA
Professor(s): Not Listed
Live Seat Count: 59 available seats - (3 days ago)
Registration Opens 07/17/24