Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Hst 343U American Family History

Examines the history of the many types of the families in what is now the United States from the period of colonial settlement in the 1500s to the present day. Course utilizes primary source texts and recent scholarship on the family to understand not only the complexity and diversity of families, but also the varied impacts of historical change on the structures, meanings, and adaptations of families. Special focus on understanding the formation and changing nature of gender norms, family strategies, race, class, immigration, and ethnicity.


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