HIS 375 History of Gender in the U.S.

This course examines gender both as a category of analysis and as a lived experience in US history. Students assess gender theoretically, addressing thematic issues such as mutuality, performativity, identity, and power. Students also uncover how men and women experienced gender throughout US history, paying particular attention to how gender is a historical construction. In particular, students deconstruct images and labels of gender, including anxious patriarchs, painted women, radical feminists, and "angry white men."