Course Description

This course surveys the period from industrialization and westward expansion in the late 19th century up to the political shifts of the present day. Topics covered include: the rise of Big Business and unions, mass migration, the growth of cities, American imperialism, popular culture, the Great Depression and New Deal, war (First, Second, Vietnam, and others), the Cold War, civil rights and social movements, the New Right, and U.S. interests abroad.


Antirequisite: HIS 348

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