HI 914 Grad Seminar

Course Readings:

To begin this course, you will need two books. All other readings will be available online or in our library.

First, make sure you have a copy of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations 9e (University of Chicago, 2018), ISBN 9780226430577 (earlier edition also acceptable, if you already own it)

Second, obtain your choice of ONE book from this list (from a library, or purchase new or used online. These will not be available in the university bookstore.):

Alan Axelrod, The Gilded Age, 1876-1912: Overture to the American Century (Sterling, 2017) ISBN 9781454925750

Rebecca Edwards, New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age, 1865-1905 (Oxford, 2015, orig. pub 2006) ISBN 0190217170

Leon Fink, The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lesson of a New World Order (Oxford 2015), ISBN 9780812246889

T. J. Jackson Lears, Rebirth of a Nation: the Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (HarperCollins, 2009), ISBN 9780060747497

Michael McGerr, A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920 (Oxford, 2005), ISBN 9780195183658

Nell Irvin Painter, Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era, 1877-1919 (Norton, 2008) ISBN 780393331929

Heather Cox Richardson, The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 (Harvard, 2004), ISBN 978-0674013667

Richard White, The Republic For Which it Stands: The US During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Oxford, 2017) ISBN 9780199735815

Robert H. Wiebe, The Search for Order, 1877-1920 (Hill and Wang, 1966), ISBN 978-0809001040