How did the United States change from 1877-1924? Answering this broad question about turn-of-the-century America was the guiding task for 11th grade students at the College Preparatory School in Oakland, CA. Chosen from over thirty student projects, the exhibits presented here were selected for their creativity, engagement, and scholarship. Student explored the themes of immigration, labor & capital, social reform, women's suffrage, African-American Civil Rights, and the city in American life. In doing so, these exhibits all make the argument that the events of the turn-of-the-century transformed the United States into a modern nation and redefined what it meant to be an American.
The College Preparatory School is a small independent school in Oakland, California. The project was done as part of the U.S. and the World class, which explores the United States and its connection to the world in the 19th and 20th century.