Catalogue 2014 - 2015

HIST 253 War and American Society


3 cr.

Course Description

From the woodlands of New England to the muddy trenches of France, war waged in support of American civilization has often transformed the very society and values it was meant to protect. This course examines the changes warfare has wrought upon American society from its origins in the colonial era through the emergence of modern warfare in the early twentieth century. Topics addressed include the cultural implications of war in Native American societies, the controversy over standing armies during the Revolution, antiwar sentiment, women in war, and the impact of technology upon American military strategy.