Camille L Walsh
Examines key events and problems in U.S. history from the Civil War to the recent past. Focuses on the practice of "doing history" by applying historical thinking skills to a wide rage of primary documents.
The development of the U.S. from the Civil War to the present has helped shape and transform the modern world. In this class, we will examine the demands of various groups for citizenship and rights, the emergence of consumer culture, and the battle over different conceptions of freedom. Through music, art, photographs, and primary source documents, students will engage with the past in order to understand the present. Some key events covered will include the struggle of labor in the Gilded Age, the experience of segregation in the Jim Crow South and the civil rights revolution, and the contentious debates over science and justice in the Progressive Era.
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