21H.131 America in the Nuclear Age

As taught in: Fall 2000

Black and white photo of Glenn T. Seaborg in front of the periodic table of elements.

Glenn T. Seaborg, discoverer of plutonium and Chairman of the AEC, 1961 to 1971. (Image courtesy of the U.S. DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments site.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Meg Jacobs

Course Highlights

Course Description

This course examines theĀ American experience at home and abroad from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Cold War. Topics include: America's role as global superpower, foreign and domestic anticommunism, social movements of left and right, suburbanization, and popular culture.