Full course description
This course examines the social, political, and economic development of the United States since the end of the Civil War. It traces the rise of an industrial and urban social order, the emergence of the U.S. as a world power, social and political reform movements, and recent transformations. Readings and written assignments focus not only on the major political events and economic developments of the period, but also the experiences of diverse groups, including women, African-Americans, immigrants, workers, and others.
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.