HIST 456

The Emergence of Modern America

A study of the major intellectual, cultural, religious, and social developments in the late 19th and early 20th century United States. Explores how what materialized in this era -- particularly the consumer revolution, professionalization, and secularization -- created a modern American culture and a particular set of problems we still deal with today. This is a reading-intensive course that requires students to have a basic working knowledge of the period.