This course is an examination of the origins of the religious, artistic, social, and cultural battles that continue to divide Americans. Topics include religious fundamentalism, Harlem Renaissance, White Supremacy, popular culture versus modern art, and the rise of the modern young woman.
INSTRUCTOR: John F. McClymer recently retired after 48 years of teaching history at Assumption College. He is the author of seven books as well as dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters. This course is based in part on his The Birth of Modern America 1914 -1920, 2nd Ed. (forthcoming).
NO REQUIRED BOOKS, supplementary materials will be provided by instructor
FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Read Hiram Wesley Evans, “The Klan’s Fight for Americanism” at https://archive.org/details/Klansfightamericanism
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609