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HIS420: U.S. History 1861 - 1941

This course continues the survey of American history with the Civil War and follows with the attempt to rebuild the union during Reconstruction.

This course continues the survey of American history with the Civil War and follows with the attempt to rebuild the union during Reconstruction. Emphasis is given to economic and social changes of the late 19th century and the emergence of the United States as a world power. Topics include the transformation of the United States into an urban industrial society, the dilemma of race, the changing role of women, the Depression and the political response to these issues. The course ends with the advent of World War II. There will be a required library research paper this term.