Lecture: E Pluribus Unum: A History of the American People, Part 3 (1945-2024) - Details
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Course name Lecture: E Pluribus Unum: A History of the American People, Part 3 (1945-2024)
Semester SS 2024
Current number of participants 134
maximum number of participants 200
Home institute Geschichte des europäisch-transatlantischen Kulturraums
participating institutes Neuere und Neueste Geschichte, Neueste Geschichte
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
Next date Thursday, 25.04.2024 15:45 - 17:15, Room: (HS IV, Gebäude C)
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Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Paul Boyer, et.al. eds., The Enduring Vision: A History of the American Peo-ple. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, 2011.
Jacqueline Jones et.al. eds, Created Equal: A History of the United States. Boston et.al.: Pearson, 2017.
Mary Beth Norton et.al. eds., A People and a Nation: A History of the United States. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, 2010.
Manfred Berg, Geschichte der USA. Munich: Oldenbourg, 2013.
Christof Mauch, Anke Ortlepp und Jürgen Heideking, Geschichte der USA. Tübingen et.al.: UTB, 2020.
Miscellanea Sprechstunde Dienstag, 10:00 bis 11:00 Uhr

Rooms and times

(HS IV, Gebäude C)
Thursday: 15:45 - 17:15, weekly (11x)

Module assignments


The last part of the tripart lecture series “E Pluribus Unum” will offer a survey of US political and social history from the Second World War to the present. Those who missed the previous parts of the series are encouraged to inform themselves about the events up to 1945 using the literature cited below.
This semester we will explore the development of the United States and its society from the aftermath of WW II to the early 21st century. We will look at important political events and social changes, explore the stories of diverse groups of people, and discuss the role of the United States in a radically changing international environment. Topics will include the American occupation of Germany, American foreign policy and transatlantic relations during and after the Cold War, different social protest movements and conservative backlash, the role of religion in American public life, the impact of September 11, 2001, and the increasing polarization of US Society during the recent past.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Grundkurs Einführung in die Zeitgeschichte II (1945-1990) SoSe 2024 ERSTSEMESTER".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The following conditions must be met for enrolment:
    Semester of study is 1
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in these courses will be assigned at 18.04.2024, 02:00.
  • The enrolment is possible from 15.04.2024, 14:00 to 17.04.2024, 23:59.