History of the United States, Tuesdays, 7:00PM
Winter Quarter (10 weeks): Jan 9 – Mar 12, 2024
The New Nation
The 30-week History of the United States course takes the story of our country from the antecedents leading up to the American Revolution and thereafter through the 19th century up to the Civil War. (Please see syllabus.) NOTE: A subsequent year-long offering, The American Nation, takes up the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.