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2015-2016 Catalog

AMS 241 Work, Culture, and Society in Industrial America: Regional Culture in the Industrial Age

An introduction to the study of the modernization process in America with emphasis on the Lehigh Valley-anthracite region, the seedbed of the American industrial revolution. Topics include the development of industrial capitalism and the factory system; changing modes of work; the rise of the labor movement; immigration and ethnicity; and literature in the industrial age.