Becoming Us: Borderlands
Three case studies make up a unit the looks at the power contentions and exchanges in the borderlands that have shaped the United States. The first case study focuses on creating the US southern border and the experiences of people living in the borderland region before, during, and after the Mexican-American War. The second unit examines Native American boarding schools as cultural borderlands. At the same time, the third explores Chicago during the late 1800s and early to mid-1900s, focusing on how diverse people create and re-create community.