The United States in twentieth century culture

Introduction and contents

The material here is derived from a discontinued Open University course: The United States in twentieth century culture. The material is presented in designated sections and primarily as a series of audio files. No other materials are supplied for this course.

The sections included are:

  1. The changing structure of the entertainment industry (part 1)

  2. The changing structure of the entertainment industry (part 2)

  3. Markets in action: retail markets

  4. Markets in action: The Futures market

  5. US government at Federal, state, city and local level (part 1)

  6. US government at Federal, state, city and local level (part 2)

  7. Vietnam and American foreign policy

  8. Vietnam and Robert McNamara

  9. American themes

  10. Clinton and congress: what went wrong?

Learning outcomes