Civilisation américaine

Civilisation américaine

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Le peuplement américain des origines à nos jours

“E Pluribus unum”? The making of the population of the United States to 1960.

The socio-demographic, economic, cultural, gender, religious and political dimensions of the problem are studied in each of the major periods. The first section deals with aboriginal “Indian” populations and their fate. The section entitled “the mosaic of colonial settlement” deals with European and African immigration in the 17th and 18th centuries. “Antebellum America” (1776-1865), takes a look at the destiny of Native Americans, Blacks, both slave and free, and what is called the “old immigration” from countries in Northern Europe, like Germany and Ireland.

“Towards national unity” (1865-1917) deals with the “final solution” to the Indian “problem”, the “Great Migration” of Blacks and the “new immigration” from Southern and Eastern Europe, in their historical context, that of the (unsuccessful) Reconstruction and the Industrial Revolution. The final chapter covers developments that occurred in “The XXth century, 1917-1960” with changes in immigration law and policies during this period, which included two world wars and a need for Mexican immigration.

Cours magistral : M. Frayssé

TD : M. Lherm

Volume horaire

  • CM : 1h
  • TD : 1h
  • Nombre de semaines : 13
  • Modalité de controle: Controle continu


Suggested readings :

DANIELS, Roger, Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life. Harper, 2002.

Schaefer, Richard T., Race and Ethnicity in the United States. Pearson, 2012.

ZINN Howard, A People’s History of the United States. New York. Harper, 2005.

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