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Mercy College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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HIST 321 - America in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era: 1877–1920


Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 .
This course is about the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first part of the course will cover the settling of the Great Plains; the burgeoning industrial revolution; and the emergence of big business, taking into account the many opportunities and abuses which resulted from these developments. The period was also characterized by a high degree of domestic turmoil as the military suppressed the Indians; racist and xenophobic groups targeted minorities and immigrants; and workers and farmers fought for their causes. The second part of the course will focus on American expansionism, including the Spanish-American War, and on the reforms of the Progressive Era during the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson.



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