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    Jun 21, 2024  
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HIS 220 - History of the American West


Investigates the Western United States from the early 16th century to the present. Themes embraced are: Euro-American interactions with Native Americans; extension and escalation of the federal government into the West; exploitation of natural resources; formation of borders and national identities; race, class and gender relations; impact of immigration and emigration; aggression and criminality; and continuing perseverance of Frederick Jackson Turner’s “frontier” myth in American culture. The survey shall comprise an inquiry of period literature.
Note: Offered as required.
Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3
History: HIU 220



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