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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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AM 202 - American Identities: Post-1870s


Credits: 4
A study of what it means to be an American through the selective examination of continuities and changes in definitions of identity-self-constructed and assigned-from the Civil War to the present. The course considers cultural interactions among different groups (Europeans, Native Americans, African Americans) in the context of historical episodes of significance for identity formation (including the Centennial, the Great Depression, and the Cold War). In weekly "whodunit" workshops, students will examine primary sources, producing original historical scripts that document the ways cultural identities are shaped by multiple perspectives and contested paths.
Note(s): (Fulfills social sciences requirement; designated as a Cultural Diversity course.)
G. Pfitzer



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