HISTORY 257

Making Modern America 1865-1919


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”.

 

Assessment

Coursework only

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for HISTORY 257.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Paul Taillon

Recommended Reading

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

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

HISTORY 257: 15 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage I in History and 30 points passed

Restrictions

HISTORY 357