Social History of the United States: 1865-Present

History 131B

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Fass
Location: 
277 Cory
Day & Time: 
TuTh 11-12:30
CCN: 
39343
Units: 
Units

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.