The First Gilded Age: Media and Modernity in the United States, 1865-1913|
Spring 2013 not offered
Rapid advances in technology, a volatile economy, interventionist foreign policy, and the widening gap between rich and poor in the United States are among the trends that prompted turn-of-the-21st century pundits to announce the start of a "new" Gilded Age. In this course about the first Gilded Age, we shall study developments in American visual culture from Appomattox (1865) to the Armory Show (1913), looking in particular at how the growth of the mass media affected cultural practices and institutions.
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Alan Trachtenberg, The Incorporation of America (2007) ISBN 978-0809058280.
Other readings will be available on E-Reserves or on-line databases.
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Two quizzes; two short papers; research paper. There will be a mandatory field trip to New York City scheduled on a Saturday.
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