The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
An in-depth examination of the cultural, social, economic and political history of the United States from circa 1870 to 1920. Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate knowledge of the main themes of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration and the rise of programs of various social-political reformers. Attention will be given to the culture of the Victorian or Gilded Age and the Progressive-Modern critique of that culture. Students will also gain an understanding of the interplay of culture, politics, and society (and gender, race, and class) as they study industrialists, reformers, laborers and presidents. Offered alternate fall terms.