Apr 21, 2024  
Mercy College 2020-2021 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 112  
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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