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HSTAA 345 A: Making Modern America: Business and Politics

Meeting Time: 
MWF 11:30am - 12:50pm
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Margaret O'Mara, Howard & Frances Keller Professor of History, University of Washington
Margaret O'Mara

Syllabus Description:

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HSTAA 345A - Spring 2021 - University of Washington - Prof. Margaret O'Mara

Welcome! This is an upper-division small lecture course surveying the United States since 1920.

A full syllabus is here. Course policies are here. To contact the professor directly, click here.

Quick links to readings and assignments, week-by-week:

WEEK 1 - The “Roaring” 1920s 

WEEK 2 – The crisis of capitalism and the New Deal 

WEEK 3 – The war years at home 

WEEK 4 – Cold War democracy 

WEEK 5 – The Business of Suburbia 

WEEK 6 – The space race and Silicon Valley

WEEK 7 – The revolution will be televised  

WEEK 8 – 1970s economic crisis and its legacies 

WEEK 9 – Reagan Revolution 

WEEK 10 – the "new" economy 

Catalog Description: 
History of American politics, business and interconnections from 1920s to today. How has American capitalism changed over the century? Who is responsible for these changes? How has democratic governance expanded, contracted, and shaped individual, collective economic opportunity? How have the two major parties and their relationship to the business community changed over time? Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for HSTAA 235.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
January 23, 2021 - 2:10am