The United States in an Age of Empire

HIST 380
Rough Riders

The global backstory to the United States of today with ample attention to colonial legacies in Puerto Rico and elsewhere. Topics include the imperial world system, missionary endeavors, consolidation of U.S. power over Native American nations, anticolonial opposition, and U.S. political assertion, military interventions, territorial acquisitions, and colonial governance in places such as Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Haiti, and the Panama Canal Zone.

A great introduction to History for non-majors -- lively and hands on, with a small group dynamic and riveting readings and films.