AmCon 201

Amcon 201: Re-making America, 1865-1945
Sophomore Year, Semester I

Burgeoning cities and industrialism, an emerging market economy, changing opportunities for women, an influx of immigrants, and the migration of African-Americans to urban centers – all opened questions of freedom of expression, distribution of resources, and American identity. Topics, dense facts, and texts include: the Statue of Liberty and the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1876; the Great African-American migration; Chopin’s The Awakening and emerging gender consciousness; the founding of St. Olaf College; Vaudeville; the Model T Ford; the literature of the Harlem Renaissance; jazz; the Scopes “Monkey” Trial.