The Age of Irony: Twentieth Century America

Fall Quarter Books

The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations Vol. 3,
The Globalizing of America, 1913-1945.
Akira Iriye

The New Imperialism, David Harvey

Over Here: The First World War and American Society, David M. Kennedy

Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War, Paul Fussell

Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II, Ronald Takaki

Vietnam and America, Marvin Gettleman, Marilyn Young, et. al

Our War: What We Did in Vietnam and What it Did to Us, David Harris

Catfish and Mandala, Andrew Pham

Winter Quarter Books

dawley book
Changing the World: American Progressives in War and Revolution
, by Alan Dawley, Princeton Univ Press 2003

The Perils of Prosperity, 1914-1932
, by William E. Leuchtenburg, Paperback: University of Chicago Press; 2nd edition 1993

The New Imperialism, David Harvey

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965
, by Juan Williams, Penguin USA (Paper); 15th Anniversary edition, 2002

Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader
, edited by Clayborne Carson, Penguin USA

The Feminine Mystique
, by Betty Friedan, paperback; W.W. Norton & Company; 2001

OR A Strange Stirring, by Stephanie Coontz, Basic Books, 2011 (alternative to Friedan)

Feminist Theory from Margin to Center
, by bell hooks, paperback; South End Press; 2nd edition, 2000

Spring Quarter Books

* Cultural Criticism: A Primer of Key Concepts, by Arthur Asa Berger, paperback, Sage Publications, 1994
* Introducing Cultural Studies, by Ziauddin Sardar and Borin Van Loon.
* The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925, Paperback: Scribner 1995
* Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis, 1922, Paperback: Penguin USA 1996
* Another Country, by James Baldwin, 1962, Paperback: Vintage; 1992
* A Feather on the Breath of God: A Novel, by Sigrid Nunez, 1995
* Howl, by Allen Ginsburg, 1956 (any edition)

Then, choose one dystopian novel, and one World War II novel:
Dystopian novels:
* The Dispossessed : A Novel, by Ursula K. Le Guin, 1974, Paperback: Perennial; 2003
* Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, 1932; Paperback: Perennial; Reprint 1998
* Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, by George Orwell, 1949, Paperback: Plume, May 2003
* Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, 1953, Paperback: Del Rey; Reissue 1987
* The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth, Houghton Mifflin 2004

World War II novels:
* Catch 22, by Joseph Heller, 1961, Paperback: Simon & Schuster 1996
* Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1969, Paperback: Dell Publishing; 1991
* The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin 2004

Books are available at The Evergreen State College Bookstore, except for Our War, the Evergreen Library and Summit consortium libraries, or Orca Books, Olympia, Powell's in Portland or Alibris or Abebooks (two networks of independent booksellers, best for used books.)


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