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HISTORY 385

Modern Boston


  • CPE Regular Semester Schedule (12/26-1/20)
  • Online

  • Gen Ed: 'HS U'
  • Fee:  $1,560 ($390/credit, 4 credits)
  • 45134, Lecture 1

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  • Julie De Chantal
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Survey/analysis of origins of modern Boston and its development as a metropolis in the context of Massachusetts and U.S. history, from 19th-century industrial beginnings to present. Boston and the state as typologies for urbanization in the nation. Subjects include: creation of factory towns and women and child labor, Irish immigration, industrial history in the Gilded Age; urbanization, class conflict, immigration/assimilation, machine politics and reform, urban renewal and the rise of service and high-technology industries, racism, school desegregation, and violence in Boston and the metropolitan area.

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  • Last Day to:
  • Register 12/28, Drop 12/28, Withdraw 1/8

Refund Schedule:
Full refund through 12/28, 50% 1/8 (registration fee not refundable)
No refund after 1/8

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