Reading Seminar on the United States in the Gilded Age and Progressive Eras
focuses on an America transformed by the growth of corporate
capitalism. It deals with such topics as farm and labour unrest, mass
immigration, national expansion and black struggles for justice in the
“New South.” Reformers addressed a broad range of political and social
problems, from trusts and political machines to urban poverty. Other
important themes include the rise of consumer and “mass” culture, and
Additional Course Information
- HI484* taken prior to May 1, 2010.
- 1.0 credit, one-term historiographical course.