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Civilisation US CM S3

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    Lettres et langues


Responsable du cours 2018: Elodie PEYROL-KLEIBER


Descriptif du cours : “How it all started: English Colonial America”

(cours offert uniquement pour la rentrée 2018-2019)

Before the US the way you know them now, this large territory was peopled with Native Americans, white settlers, indentured servants, slaves and many others. This course aims at laying the basis of your understanding of present day America by focusing on the beginnings of North America, as wild territories and colonies. Where does the debate over gun control come from? Why are there so many racial tensions? What are the origins of social diversity? Why are the US considered as a superpower? If you attend this course, hard work and critical thinking will provide you with all the answers.



Descriptif du cours (rentrée 2019)

This course is a survey of American history from American Revolution to the end of the nineteenth century. Topics include economic and geographic growth, development and expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction and the emergence of modern America. Upon completion of this course students should be able to know about and to analyze significant political, socio-economic and cultural developments in American history during the period under consideration.


Bibliographie (pour le cours de Mr. Pitcher, rentrée 2019) :

Au choix :

Norton, Mary B.  A People and a Nation: A History of the United States. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998 (or a more recent edition),

Tindall, George B, and David E. Shi. America: A Narrative History. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2010.

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  • Civilisation US CM S3 - CMCM10h