Course: HIST 479L. History of American Working People (3)
A broad overview of U.S. history from the perspective of working people. The course will examine the development of working class cultures and communities; the rise and fall of craft and industrial unions; working people’s contributions to and portrayal in U.S. popular culture; the effects of the industrial revolution and, later, de-industrialization on working men and women; working-class racism, patriotism and religious beliefs; the relationship between labor and the state; and the experiences of working-class immigrants. May be taken for graduate credit.