Jackson Lears: High School Teachers Institute
Friday, April 08, 2022, 09:30am - 02:00pm
April 8, 2022
“Revisiting the Gilded Age: the Making of Modern America. 1865-1920”
Jackson Lears, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University
We will explore how politics and economics intertwined with changes in cultural values to create the foundations of the modern United States. Major themes will include: the long shadow of the Civil War, the rising significance of race, the triumph of monopoly capital, and the emergence of empire as a way of life.