Modern Boston

Survey/analysis of origins of modern Boston and its development as a metropolis in the context of Massachusetts and U.S. history, from 19th-century industrial beginnings to present. Boston and the state as typologies for urbanization in the nation. Subjects include: creation of factory towns and women and child labor, Irish immigration, industrial history in the Gilded Age; urbanization, class conflict, immigration/assimilation, machine politics and reform, urban renewal and the rise of service and high-technology industries, racism, school desegregation, and violence in Boston and the metropolitan area.
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Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
History
Number: 
HISTORY 385
Semester: 
Winter 2018
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Thursday, December 28, 2017
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