HIST-294 Conflict and reform: U.S. 1877-1914
Fall for 2013-2014
This course covers the tumultuous era of the Gilded Age and Progressivism, and the emergence of modernity in the United States. The course will be organized around alternating lecture and discussion, with a strong emphasis on reading primary sources. Topics will include (but not be limited to) Populism, the rise of Jim Crow, woman suffrage, industrialization and urbanization, Progressive politics and the transformation of the American West. The lives of ordinary life and the transformation of popular culture will be at the center of our inquiries. Texts will include fiction and non-fiction, primary and secondary sources. Three papers will be required; exam structure depends on the size of the course enrollment.
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Fall '13: Benton-Cohen K (file download)
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