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Great Courses: America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era on Zoom

Thursday, March 3

11:15 am - 12:15 pm


Thursday, March 3rd, 17th & 31st at 11:15am. 

March 3: The New Immigrants: A New America (Episode 7) Big Cities: The Underbelly Revealed (Episode 8)

March 17: Popular Culture: Jazz, Modern Art, Movies (Episode 9) New Technology: Cars, Electricity, Records (Episode 10)

March 31: The 1982 Homestead Strike (Episode 11) Morals and Manners: Middle-Class Society (Episode 12)

Suggest Readings:

(Episode 7) Daniels, Roger. Coming to America. (Put a hold on it) Dinnerstein, Leonard & Reimers, David. Ethic Americans: A History of Immigration. (Put a hold on it) (Download on Hoopla) Kraut, Alan. The Huddled Masses. (Put a hold on it)

(Episode 8) Allen, Oliver. The Tiger: The Rise and Fall of Tammany Hall. (Put a hold on it) Cheape, Charles. Moving the Masses. (Put a hold on it)

(Episode 9) Ward, Geoffrey & Burns, Ken. Jazz. (Put a hold on it) (Stream PBS series on Hoopla) (Episode 10) Jonnes, Jill. Empires of Light. (Put a hold on it) (Download the audio on Hoopla) Snow, Richard. I Invented the Modern Age. (Put a hold on it) (Download the audio on Hoopla)

(Episode 11) Green, James. Death in the Haymarket. (Put a hold on it) (Download audio on Hoopla) Watson, Bruce. Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants and the Struggle for the American Dream. (Put a hold on it) (Episode 12) Laderman, Gary. Rest in Peace. (Put a hold on it)

These episodes are available for viewing using the library’s streaming service Kanopy. If you have not previously created an account with Kanopy, first set up your account through the library’s website so you have a free subscription.

If you have previously signed up for a Great Courses program you do not need to register, as you are already signed up. Register here for the Zoom link and to be added to the Great Courses email list.