During this period, the United States emerged as a modern industrial nation and a world power. Seeking to understand the sources and consequences of these developments, this course will explore the nation's internal or domestic affairs as well as its interaction with other nations.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Historical Perspectives (Category 3D) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of History (GT-HI1).
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 5th Ed.
- Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Delany, Sarah; Delany, A. Elizabeth; and Hearth, Amy Hill
ISBN: ISBN 978-0440220428
All textbooks are required and must be purchased by students in advance of the course start date.
Tracy L. Brady (History) is an Associate Teaching Professor in the History Department and has taught full-time at CSU for over 15 years. She specializes in courses covering the American West and the 20th Century United States. She earned her PhD from the University of Colorado. Tracy is passionate about finding ways to teach students that history is not simply memorizing facts and dates, but that the past is vital to their understanding of their own worlds. She has won several teaching awards including the Ann Gill Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015.