Full course description

Starts September 22, 2014

This course will explore government policies dealing with African-Americans and Native Americans; the rise of big business and urbanization; the second industrial revolution and immigration; U.S. overseas expansion and participation in the First World War; as well as progressivism and the modernist cultures of the 1920s.

Full series:

  • U.S. History 1: First Peoples to the Early Republic: Born in Colonialism
  • U.S. History 2: The Civil War Era: Dividing a Nation
  • U.S. History 3: The Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties: The Emergence of Modern America
  • U.S. History 4: The Great Depression to the War on Terror: Enter the World Stage

Nate Weston

Nate Weston


Nate Weston, the course instructor, was born and raised in Seattle. He earned a B.A. in American Studies from Hampshire College, an M.A. in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in addition to another M.A. and a Ph.D., both in History, from the University of Washington.