HIST 3440 The Long Gilded Age, 1865-1930
3 hours; 3 credits
Incorporation and commodification of American life. Completion of continental communications and transportation networks; expansion and incorporation of agriculture, business, consumption, government, labor, manufacturing, and technology; Immigration and internal migration; rise of the city, the West, and the "New" South; speculation, monopoly behavior, progress and poverty, and systematic philanthropy; political protests and reform movements for civil rights, equality, conservation, health and safety and ?scientific? management?; imperialism, global war, and the return to "normalcy."
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