Survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present. Explores economic, political, social, and cultural factors that shaped the development of the nation, including industrialization, America’s emergence as a world power and the challenges of the late 20th century. Pays special attention to issues of race, class, gender and ethnicity.
- Clarify the problems faced by workers during American industrialization.
- Illustrate the causes and consequences of U. S. overseas expansion.
- Explain the impact of social protest movements on 20th-century American life and society.
- Analyze the consequences of market economics for the American people.
- Describe the place of women in modern American society.
- Explain the changing interpretations and uses of the U.S. Constitution in the 20th century.
- Illustrate the sophisticated methods by which the American ruling class has governed.
- Clarify the place of warfare in 20th-century American history with particular emphasis on causes and consequences.
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