HIST 263 - American Cities
This course examines the development of America’s cities and suburbs from the Civil War through the present. The course looks at the dramatic transformation of the United States from predominantly rural society to a majority urban nation and its consequences. This includes the challenges of population growth and slum development, the influence of federal and municipal government on urban and suburban development, racial and class segregation, the evolution of urban cultures, the threat of ‘violence’ and ‘disorder,’ and in the last four decades, the impact of deindustrialization, globalization, and gentrification. Readings are a combination of primary sources and historical monographs.
Flexible Core - US Experience in its Diversity
Academic Progress Units
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