HIS 326 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 3 credits
This course provides detailed coverage of some of the major themes and problems of American society between 1876 and 1920, including (but not limited to) immigration, urban slums, the rise of big business, empire, female suffrage, labor and the working class, reform, segregation, and the "threat" of mass entertainment and consumer culture. Engaging in both primary and secondary source readings, this course evaluates the ways in which this period provided a "foundation" for American society in the twentieth century.
Prerequisite: History/Political Science core sequence.
Fall 2016, and alternate years thereafter