GISW HISUS 4160/5160 U.S. History from 1929 to 1960 -- 3 unit(s)

U.S. history from the Great Crash through the Eisenhower Era, emphasizing the Great Depression and New Deal of the 1930s, World War II at home and abroad in the 1940s and postwar issues including the Cold War and economic prosperity.

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UNI students: junior standing
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Humanities distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Carol Weisenberger, Interim Director & Associate Professor

Winkler, A. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America. 2005. Longman. 0-321-09114-0

Sitkoff, H. A New Deal for Blacks. 2008. USA, Oxford University Press. 0-19-536753-7

Hess, G. The United States at War, 1941-1945. 2000/2nd edition. Harlan Davidson, Inc. 0-88295-984-0

Winkler, A. Home Front U.S.A.: America During World War II. 2000/2nd edition. Harlan Davidson, Inc. 0-88295-983-2

Dower, J. War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War. 1987. Knoph Doubleday Publishing Group. 0-394-75172-8

Reichard, G. Politics as Usual: The Age of Truman and Eisenhower. 2004. Harland Davidson, Inc. 0-88295-226-9

Divine, R. Eisenhower and the Cold War. 1981. USA, Oxford University Press. 0-19-502824-4

Additional Course Materials

This course requires that you purchase a course packet of readings. Course packets are available from Copyworks. Call 319-266-2306 to order your course packet over the phone with a credit card. Packets are available electronically or through hard copy.
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: Conklin, P. K. The New Deal. 3rd edition. Harlan Davidson, Inc.

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