|Module title||History of the USA (to 1945)|
|Module lecturer||dr Tomasz Skirecki|
|Faculty||Faculty of English|
Module aim (aims)
- providing an insight into the most important events, processes and figures in US history up to 1945
- developing the ability to associate and understand the links between events and processes in history.
- developing the ability to recognize historical references in contemporary American culture
- providing students with historical nomenclature and terminology in English
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.
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.