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2017-2018 Catalog

HIST 231 Capitalism Takes Command: U.S. History, 1840-1940

This course explores how, from 1840-1940, struggles among North Americans over questions of land, race, gender, labor, and ideology shaped the rise of modern capitalism and democracy in the United States. Topics include: Indian wars and western expansion, slavery and the Civil War, white supremacy and patriarchy, immigration and industrialization, the Progressive Movement, World War I, civil rights and the Ku Klux Klan; the Great Depression; and the New Deal. [SS]