English C136

Topics In American Studies: The U.S. in the Progressive Era, 1890-1917

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2008 Hutson, Richard
Hutson, Richard
MWF 2-3 100 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Addams, J.: Twenty Years at Hull House; Chopin, K.: The Awakening; Eastman, C.: From the Deep Woods to Civilization; Garvey, E.: The Adman in the Parlor; Lippman, W.: Drift and Mastery; Porter, G.: The Rise of Big Business; Sinclair, U.: The Moneychangers; Taylor, F.: The Scientific Principles of Management; Wharton, E.: The House of Mirth; Wiebe, R.: The Search for Order


This is an introduction to a number of cultural/political/economic/social issues from a �transitional� period of the United States between the rise of industrial capitalism (big corporate businesses and huge urban centers) in the late-19 th century and the beginnings of a modernist attempt to bring order to what was often felt to be the chaos of development. In addition to a variety of texts, there will be screenings of a number of films, mainly short films. Two midterms and a final exam.

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