History and culture of the United States
Historia y cultura de los países de habla inglesa II

rev. 2010-01-29


Troncal de 5 créditos en tercero de Filología inglesa

Programa (PDF, 38 kb)

Horario de clases

Exámenes y calificaciones

Recursos bibliográficos y electrónicos

Dpto. de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de La Laguna (España)


Pedro Domínguez Caballero de Rodas
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tel. (34) 922 31 76 56

Isabel González Díaz
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tel. (34) 922 31 76 16



Colonial wars between France and England. Reorganization of the empire. American Revolution. State governments. Confederation. (February 8, 2010)

Federal Republic

Constitution. Hamilton and the Federalists. Jefferson and the Republicans. Louisiana purchase. War of 1812. Expansion. (February 9, 2010)

Jacksonian Era

Economic revolution. Sectionalism and nationalism. Age of the common man. Democrats and Whigs. Diverging North and South. (February 23, 2010)

Manifest Destiny

Romanticism. Utopian experiments. Reform movements. Abolitionism. Westward expansion. Mexican War. Sectional conflict. (March 1, 2010)

Civil War and Reconstruction

Secession. Mobilization of North and South. Strategy, diplomacy, and war. Presidential and Radical Reconstruction. (March 9, 2010)

Industrial Expansion

Development of South and West. Industrialism and capitalism. Labor movement. Urban growth. Urban society and culture. (March 30, 2010)


Populism. Depression of the 1890s. Progressive movement. Roosevelt and Square Deal. Wilson and New Freedom. (April 6, 2010)

Imperialism and World War I

Imperialist beginnings. War with Spain. Empire. Big stick. Dollar Diplomacy. War in Europe. Wilsonian internationalism. Domestic agitation. (April 19, 2010)

Depression and New Deal

Prosperous 1920s. Conflict of cultures. Stock market crash. Depression. First and second New Deal. Supreme Court and New Deal. (April 20, 2010)

World War II and Cold War

From isolation to intervention in the Pacific and Europe. Wartime industrial expansion. Cold War. Korean War. Anticommunist crusade. (April 27, 2010)

Turbulent Years

Affluent society. Civil-rights movement. New Frontier. Triumphant liberalism. Vietnam War. Mobilization of minorities. New feminism. Watergate. (May 4, 2010)

Contemporary America

Post-Watergate politics and diplomacy. Reagan revolution. End of the Cold War. War on terrorism. (May 11, 2010)


First seminar

Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence. (February 22, 2010)

Second seminar

Hamilton: Report on Manufacturers. (March 8, 2010)

Third seminar

Jackson: Indian Removal. Lowell Mill. (March 8, 2010)

Fourth seminar

Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience. (March 15, 2010)

Fifth seminar

D. W. Griffith: The Birth of a Nation. (March 22, 2010)

Sixth seminar

Andrew Carnegie: The Gospel of Wealth. Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives. (March 23, 2010)

Seventh seminar

Emma Goldman: "Minorities versus majorities." "Patriotism: a menace to liberty." Jane Addams: Twenty Years at Hull-House. (April 12, 2010)

Eighth seminar

Yankee Imperialism in Latin America. (April 26, 2010)

Ninth seminar

Great Depression. (May 3, 2010)

Tenth seminar

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (May 10, 2010)

Eleventh seminar

American Society Today (May 17, 2010)

Twelfth seminar

Obama's America. Victory Speech. Inaugural Address. (May 18, 2010)