43.379 United States Industry Twentieth Century

United States Industry Twentieth Century

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5322
Status Active

An exploration of the rapid growth of the American economy in the 20th century, including the evolution of the large corporation and the mass production assembly line. Particular attention is devoted to the ways in which immigrants, women, and the African Americans were affected by the rise of big business. The course also traces the decline of the traditional U.S. manufacturing base following the Second World War and the impact this had on the working class and their unions.