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    FROM: Dr. Craig Smith RE: New Class Fall 2014 - U.S. at War 19th Century
    Sent:
    4/1/2014 1:54:20 PM
    To: Students


    Looking for a Humanities class 10 a.m. M/W/F?

    Consider HIS 440: U.S. at War 19th Century. 

    This class examines the principal causes for U.S. foreign wars (declared and undeclared) in the 19th century and the lasting consequences of those engagements, including political, legal, social, cultural, and economic factors.  Students will study competing historical explanations for America’s foreign wars, drawing their own conclusions about the efficacy of waging war.  In addition to personal narratives of soldiers in combat, the class will focus on changes to society on the home front, racial or gender discrimination, war opposition, media portrayals, and the war’s effect on U.S. territorial expansion or foreign policy.