HST 420 America from Its Centennial to Pearl Harbor (A)

Prerequisite: HST 390 with a grade of C or better, or junior status with a GPA of 3.0.

Examines the period of dramatic change unleashed by America’s precipitous transformation from rural, agrarian, Protestant society into an urban-industrial giant reshaped by immigration. Explores the impact of these forces on the American economy, family life, religion, politics, education and international role. Ends on the eve of American entry in WWII after analyzing the impact of the Great Depression on the resulting New Deal. 3 Cr.