HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Winter 2017, Section 001 - Michigan in the Era of Industrialization
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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You need only to look at China today to see how an expanding industrial base can transform a nation. Michigan in the period 1880-1920 was that kind of force in the United States. This course looks at aspects of industrialization and the various responses to it as a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations worked to grapple with the incredible transformations in American life that resulted. The heart of the course work will be research in the original documents of the time housed at the Bentley Library. You will get to work with the real documents generated at the time and draw from them your sense of the story. Industrial growth, corporate reorganization, advertising, social reform, immigration reform, regulatory economics, urbanization, rural transformation—all are a part of this history. The course will require one paper and three short papers that will be worked into that final paper. There will be one exam on the readings.


HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
7LSA Jr>
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: All sections of 496: These courses fulfill the colloquium requirement for History Majors, and seats may be restricted. Students missing the first class may be dropped for non-attendance. Students interested in a particular section or students earning their teaching certificate should contact Sheila (sheilaw@umich.edu) for seat availability.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
4LSA Jr>
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
2LSA Jr>
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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