History 266 begins in the aftermath of the Civil War and Reconstruction and examines the nature and impact of urbanization, immigration, and industrialization. The course then examines the growth of American imperialism and the nation's rise to world power status. It also focuses on cycles of economic change, including the Great Depression and the enormous expansion of the middle class after World War II. The course will also examine the Cold War in both its worldwide impact, such as wars in Korea and Vietnam, and on the domestic front. Finally, the course examines the transformation of society and culture in the second half of the Twentieth Century.
American History since 1877
Monday, June 19, 2017