Readings in American History Since 1877

Woman painting American insignia on airplane wings, 1942.

Painting the American insignia on airplane wings is a job that Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, a former office worker, does with precision and patriotic zeal. (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number LC-USW361-387 DLC].)


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21H.952J / STS.410J

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Fall 2003



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This seminar aims to develop a teaching knowledge of the field through extensive reading and discussion of major works. The reading covers a broad range of topics - political, economic, social, and cultural - and represents a variety of historical methods.

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Meg Jacobs. 21H.952J Readings in American History Since 1877. Fall 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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