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  • 课程介绍( Course Introduction)

    • University:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

      Instructor:Prof. Pauline Maier    Prof. Robert Fogelson

      Level:Undergraduate

      Course Description

      This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.

  • 教学大纲(Syllabus)

    • Course Description

      This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. We will examine closely a series of "middle-level" events — not major events like wars, nor smaller and often private ones such as marriages or deaths — that occurred over considerable periods of time and reveal a great deal about the times and places in which they occurred.

      This semester will focus on five events:

      • The Attica Prison Uprising, 1971
      • The Boston Tea Party, 1773
      • The Rendition of Anthony Burns, 1854
      • The Pullman Strike in Chicago, 1894
      • The Student Uprising at Columbia University, 1968

      The course places its emphasis on finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.

  • 教学讲稿(Lecture Notes)

  • 其他教学资源(Other Resources)