Social History of the United States: Creating Modern American Society from the End of the Civil War

History 131B

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
4 LeConte
Day & Time: 
Mon/Wed/Fri 12–1pm
Class Number: 
32718
Units: 
4
  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • This course examines the transformation of American society since the Civil War. The lectures and readings give special attention to the emergence of city culture and its possibilities for a pluralistic society; the experience and effect of immigration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the revolution in communications and industry; changes in family dynamics, the emergence of modern childhood, schooling, and youth culture; changes in gender relations and sexuality; the problematics of race and the changing nature of class relationships in a consumer society; the triumph of psychological and therapeutic concepts of the self.