HIDI 1308 - Gilded Ages in American History, 1867-1933
In 1880, the typical American lived in rural setting and valued a "culture of production." By 1920, the typical American lived in an urban environment and valued a mass "culture of consumption." During the same period, the United States gained an empire and sent its military around the world; while wrestling with issues of isolationism, "Nativism," and racism at home. How did Americans relate to their changing society and culture? What conflicts did the new generation have with the old? What about this age of industrialism did some find grand and worth celebrating while others found it problematic and worth changing? How can the individual change a modern society and at what cost? Explores the United States in the decades surrounding the turn of the 20th century using significant amounts of primary sources and literature. Unscheduled. (SSDI)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.