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Summer 2014 Graduate Courses

history department

Session I: May 13 - June 19

HS-887: American Hate: Racial Thought in American History

Prof. Lynn Lyerly

This course explores scholarship on the history of racism in America--the ideas about native Americans and Africans  Europeans brought with them to North America, the way slavery affected racial thought, scientific racism of the fin-de-siecle, thinking beyond the black-white binary, racism and culture, and racism and policy.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Session II: June 23 - July 31

HS-853: 20th Century Europe: Problems & Perspectives

Prof. Devin Pendas

Europe has never been a peaceful place. Yet even by low standards of that bloody continent, the 20th century had a rather bad start. This makes the second half of the 20th century all the more surprising, as Europe emerged from two world wars into a difficult, divided, but stable postwar period, one marked by integration and prosperity in the West and stagnation and repression in the East. This course will examine the political, cultural and economic dimensions of Europe's dark century.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm