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College of Humanities HIS/125 U.S. History 1865 to 1945 Professor Jewell gjjewell@email.phoenix.edu 843-863-0102
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Course Description This course provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and global events affecting U.S. history from the Civil War through World War II. Policies Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:  University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.

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Watch the “Populists: Elections of 1892 and 1896” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Watch the “What Is Freedom?: Freedom, a History of US” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Choose two questions, one from each of the following pairings, pertaining to developments in the South after the Civil War:   A question from Questions 1 or 2 Another question from Questions 3 or 4

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1. Columbian historian Eric Foner (1983) quotes W. E. B. DuBois in calling Reconstruction a “splendid failure (p. 16).” After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with his position. What are the long-term implications? Foner, E. (1983, October/November). The new view of reconstruction. American Heritage Magazine, 34(6). Retrieved from http://staging.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1983/6/198 3_6_10.shtml 2. Some historians argue that Radical Reconstruction was not radical enough. After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with this position. What are the long-term implications? 3. The post–Civil War South has been called the New South. In what ways did it succeed in reinventing itself? In what ways did it fail? 4. Identify one significant leader in the Populist movement and give a brief synopsis of this person’s contributions, failures, and successes in bringing

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