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AHG 680 4HL: The World Wars in American History and Literature

July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019

$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

This course examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the course will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices. It will consider historical and literary texts such as Wilson’s War Message and Fourteen Points; an African-American soldier’s letter home detailing discrimination in France during World War I; Carrie Chapman Catt’s Address to Congress; James Fahey’s diary of his WWII experiences; the Supreme Court’s Korematsu decision; stories of Ernest Hemingway and Philip Roth; Willa Cather’s One of Ours; and poetry by Marilyn Nelson and Robert Frost. An open book essay exam will require students to reflect on the principal themes of the course.



Jennifer Keene (Chapman University) and Suzanne Hunter Brown (Dartmouth College)


Course Materials:

Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard 



  • Audit (25 in-service hours): $578
  • Graduate credit (2 semester hours): $1,156


Room & Board:

  • Double-occupancy air-conditioned room and all meals: $475

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July 14, 2019
July 19, 2019
$578 – $1631
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