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Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as the Seedbed of Modern America (Part 2)

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ClassGraphic Stanford historian Richard White has written a highly acclaimed book, part of the Oxford History series covering the years 1865–1896. These are years when the nation became far richer but also more diverse than it was before the Civil War. The Republic for Which it Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896 (Oxford University Press, 2017) “is in no small part, the story of how we came to be what we are,” according to Fergus Bordewich in his August 2017 Wall Street Journal book review. The author draws sharp portraits of men and women who became leaders and titans of the age, developing his themes with the use of charts and statistics and through the use of literary and intellectual figures of the day. In this second semester, we will cover the “Greater Reconstruction” and the Gilded Age, including the titans of finance and industry and the reformers and politicians. Join us as we read and discuss well-crafted history, gaining insights into our current age. Participation in the fall semester is not a requirement.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Kathy Ruhl2.David Hunt3.Robert Ingersoll4.Gary K. Benz 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2023 - 6/6/2023 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Gary K. Benz  ; Robert Ingersoll  ; David Hunt  ; Kathy Ruhl 
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