Faculty of Arts


HISTORY 257

Making Modern America 1877-1924


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for HISTORY 257.

Description

"Can a nation become an industrial and international power and remain a democracy?" This was the central question for a generation of Americans at the turn of the Twentieth Century as they faced the challenges of unprecedented wealth inequality, labour conflict, immigration, urbanisation, cultural transformation and empire. This course will examine these developments and Americans’ responses to them with an eye to understanding how the period from the 1870s to the 1920s made America “modern”.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Paul Taillon

Recommended Reading

Nell Irvin Painter, Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919, New York, 2008

Points

HISTORY 257: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage I in History and 30 points passed

Restrictions

HISTORY 357


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