Modern American History (1865-Present) OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Undergraduate Course on Modern American History

Published Feb 19, 2009

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'The Emergence of Modern America, 1865-Present' is a free OpenCourseWare from MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. This undergraduate-level course focuses on the War changes that occurred in American politics, economics and society between the end of the Civil War and the present. Students interested in American History, Political Science and related fields are encouraged to take advantage of the free course materials.

The Emergence of Modern America 1865-Present: Course Specifics

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The Emergence of Modern America 1865-Present: Course Description

'The Emergence of Modern America 1865-Present' OpenCourseWare covers the changes that occurred in America from the end of the Civil War to the present. Course topics include the politics of reconstruction, the labor movement, the beginning of consumer culture, the Depression, the Cold War and the civil rights struggle. This free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology uses historical accounts to highlight factors that influenced modern America. Several in-depth examinations of groundbreaking legal cases highlight this undergraduate-level course.

Course materials include suggested readings, assignments and helpful notes. If you'd like to learn more visit the modern American history course page.

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