Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones, B.A., Ph.D.

History, Social Sciences


Phone: 714-484-7000 Ext : 48234

Office Hours : Monday and Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
And by appointment

Location: Humanities Building Room 342


HIST 299 C The Emergence of Modern America

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This subject studies the changing structure of American politics, economics, and society from the end of the Civil War to the present. We will consider secondary historical accounts and primary documents to examine some of the key issues in the development of modern America:

  • Industrialization and urbanization
  • U.S. emergence as a global power
  • Ideas about rights and equality
  • The changing structures of gender, class, and race

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This subject also examines the multiple answers that Americans gave to the question of what it means to be an American in the modern age. As a communications intensive subject, students will be expected to engage intensively with the material through frequent oral and written exercises.