World War II: The Global War
The Second World War was certainly the 20th century's seminal and most cataclysmic global event, its effects felt on every continent. Although this course will explore all aspects of the Second World War, it will focus heavily on the role of the United States as part of the Allied cause, including examining the political, social, and industrial aspects of the war on the American homefront. This will include a view both from the "homefront out" - how activities in the United States affected events across the world and changed the course of history - and also from "overseas back" - how the war changed America and the world, from a foreign and domestic perspective. This course will discuss the impact of the war, as well as how the war has impacted the United States and the world in the years since 1945.