Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will survey the major political, economic, and cultural developments in post-Civil War American history, beginning with Reconstruction and terminating in the late twentieth century. In addition to touching on key turning points—such as industrialization, the Great Depression, the World Wars, and the birth of the Cold War—we will explore a variety of regional political and economic developments (particularly in the American West and Southwest), the persistence and growth of ethnic and cultural minority groups, and the evolution of race and gender relations. The purpose of this course is to provide students with not only a general overview of post-Civil War American history, but with a more complete understanding of how different segments of the America population experienced and influenced that history.
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