HIST 044. American Popular Culture


The history of entertainment and cultural expression in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. This course challenges students to ask: What is "culture" and cultural history? What is the relationship between cultural creators and audiences? Topics may include: theater, minstrelsy, side shows, dime novels, amusement parks, Wild West shows, vaudeville, movies, radio, TV, sports, zoot suits, popular music (Blues, Jazz, Rock-and-roll, Punk, and Hip Hop), and digital entertainments.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Spring 2020. B. Dorsey.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history


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