HIS362 U.S. Between Wars, 1865-1917
Lead Faculty: Dr Daniel R. Thorburn
Course DescriptionExamines transformation of America and expansion of American influence after the Civil War through World War I. Includes reconstruction; demographic and economic expansion; industrialization and its consequences for labor and social relations; mass immigration; growth of American imperialism; socialist, populist, and progressive movements; and World War I and Wilsonianism.
- Specify the problems, and the process of their resolution, in recreating an American polity in the aftermath of slavery.
- Comprehend the altered character of the American economy and social relations in the late 19th century.
- Explain the purposes and distinctions of populist and progressive reform efforts and socialist movements.
- Chart the history of American race relations amid the onset of Jim Crow and the second wave of immigration.
- Assess the emergence of issues drawing the U.S. onto a global stage.