General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title History of the USA (to 1945)
Language EN
Module lecturer dr Tomasz Skirecki
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position PhD
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 15-HUSA-AMU-PIE-11


Collegium Heliodori Święcicki, Aula, Monday, 15:00-16:30  

Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Pre-Columbian cultures in North America. 

European colonization of North America. 

The American Revolution 

The US Constitution and the new state 

The territorial development of the United States in history.  

Slavery and the Civil War.  

Industrialisation, immigration and the Gilded Age 

The American West.  

The Age of Progress.  

The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression 

WWII from the perspective of the United States. 

Reading list

Gilbert, Martin. 2006. The Routledge Atlas of American History. Fifth Edition. London: Routledge. 

Jenkins, Philip. 2007. History of the United States. London: Macmillan. 

O'Callaghan, B. 2001. An Illustrated History of the USA. Longman. 

Remini, Robert V. 2008. A Short History of the United States. HarperCollins. 

Tindall, G., D. Shi. 1992. America: A Narrative History. W.W. Norton and Company. 

Zinn, Howard. 2003. A People’s History of the United States. New York: HarperCollins.