AMST 468
Race, Empire, and the Birth of the American Century Spring 2019
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed AMST 468 / HIST 468
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This course examines the birth of the “American Century” by studying the extension of Manifest Destiny to the Pacific, especially the American occupation of Hawaii and the Philippines.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15-19
Class#: 3306
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: a series of weekly papers and a final research paper
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: must be a History or American Studies major
Unit Notes: History Department Senior Seminar
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: DPE: This course will examine the racial, class, gender, and international implications of the American push across the continent and into the Pacific (Hawaii and the Philippines) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The content will cover the unequal power relations between Anglo Americans and Native Americans, Hawaiians, and Filipinos, as evidenced in the American occupation of land both within our shores and the colonization of two island nations in the Pacific. We will also study how the American presence in these areas affected how the original inhabitants of these areas were perceived and represented by Americans as witnessed in their presence at the Worlds Fairs of 1893 and 1904. The course will also explore the role that American education played in "civilizing" Native Americans, Hawaiians, and Filipinos.
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 468 Division II HIST 468 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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