The United States from the Late 19th Century to the Eve of the World War II - Session A

History N124A

Summer 2015
First 6 Week Session
Section: 
A
Instructor: 
Location: 
170 BARROWS
Day & Time: 
MTuWTh 12-2P
CCN: 
52560
Units: 
4
  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • During the half-century before World War II, the United States became an industrialized, urban society with national markets and communication media. This class will explore some of the most important changes of this period and how they were connected. We will also examine how these changes elicited a variety of responses, from optimism to anxiety, from experimentation to conservatism. Among the topics addressed: the institution of Jim Crow, population movements and efforts to control immigration, conflicts between Capital and Labor, reform campaigns, territorial expansion, popular and high culture trends, and shifting conceptions of citizenship and self-hood.

    Course Books

    Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern California by DeLyser, Dydia Univ Of Minnesota Press. ISBN: 978-0816645725 Required
    American Is in the Heart by Bulosan, Carlos University of Washington Press (January 1, 1973). ISBN: 978-0295993539 Required
    Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy Futuristic Society. ISBN: 978-1492981503 Required