HI 115 U.S. History Since 1877
Pre or Co-requisite: EN 101.
This course examines the social, political, and economic development of the U.S. from Reconstruction to the present. The lives and values of the nation’s populations representing different socio-economic and political classes will be investigated utilizing an approach that integrates community, family, gender roles, race, and ethnicity. Major topics include the growing significance of industrial capitalism and wage labor for the American economy, social relations, domestic politics, foreign policy, popular culture, and intellectual life since Reconstruction. A library component is included.