Course Description

IN PERSON: How did Harry S. Truman, born in late 19th-century Missouri, where he spent his formative years as a seemingly ordinary person living a seemingly ordinary life, rise to become the leader of the postwar free world? This course will examine how time, place and circumstances shaped the man; how this "accidental" president set the Democratic Party's domestic agenda for the next 75-plus years; and how his foreign policy initiatives shaped the course for the "American century." Students will come to understand how the United States changed in Truman's lifetime, and the part he played in the process. This is a lecture-based course, but students are encouraged to ask questions and contribute their comments and thoughts. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 24.

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Harry S. Truman: The World That Made Him and the World He Made
Classroom - In Person
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Sep 14, 2022 to Nov 30, 2022
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