The United States from the Late 19th Century to the Eve of World War II.

History 124A

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
McLennan
Location: 
101 Morgan
Day & Time: 
TuTh 3:30-5
CCN: 
39331
Units: 
Units
  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • During the first half-century before World War II, the United States became an industrialized, urban society with national markets and communication media. This class will explore in depth some of the most important changes and how they were connected. We will also examine what did not change, and how state and local priorities persisted in many arenas. Among the topics addressed: population movements and efforts to control immigration; the growth of corporations and trade unions; the campaign for women's suffrage; Prohibition; an end to child labor; the institution of the Jim Crow system; and the reshaping of higher education.