Sep 27, 2020  
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HIST 24 AMERICA AFTER THE BOMB: 1945 TO THE PRESENT

3 Units - 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
History 24 is a study of the history of the United States from the end of the Second World War to the present. It focuses on the principal political, social, economic, and cultural challenges and achievements in American life since 1945 as reflected in domestic and foreign developments. Special emphasis is given to the use of the atomic bomb at the end of World War II, the Cold War at home and abroad, prosperity and conformity in the 50’s, social ferment in the 60’s, the Civil Rights movement, the New Left and counterculture, black militancy, domestic upheaval in the 70’s, mass dissent and the Vietnam War, political cynicism and Watergate, feminism, ethnic consciousness, realignment in the 80’s, detente and the arms race, and geopolitics and the Third World. NR



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