HIST 128: American History Since 1865
Self-paced Online or Correspondence
This course explores United States history from the immediate aftermath of the Civil War to the present. In short, it tries to answer the question, “how did we get to where we are today?” It is impossible to cover every single event, major personality, or turning point over such a long time period. Instead, we will try to explore some of the major evolutions in the United States’ growth as a nation, and later as a global power, over the last 150 years. In particular, we will focus on the major figures, politicians, activists, and military leaders who molded America’s course, as well as how ordinary Americans experienced and shaped their country
Michael Schaller, et al., American Horizons: US History in a Global Context, Volume II: Since 1865, 2nd edition, 2014, ISBN 978-0199389346
John David Smith (Ed.), When Did Southern Segregation Begin?, 2001, ISBN 978-0312257385
Sean Wilentz, The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974–2008, 2008, ISBN 978-0060744816
You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.
- Instructor: Tommy Sheppard
- Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
- Credit Hours: 3
- Number of Assignments: 12
- View a sample course syllabus for the online course.