Brian G. Casserly
Emergence of modern America, after the Civil War; interrelationships of economic, social, political, and intellectual developments.
This class covers the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the U.S. from the end of Reconstruction to the late 20th Century. It will focus on a number of themes, including the impacts of war on the U.S., civil rights and expanding notions of citizenship, the expansion of the role of the federal government, and the rise of the U.S. as a global power.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A previous U.S. history survey class would be helpful but is not required.
Class assignments and grading
To be arranged...information will be provided in the class syllabus.