The power of the United States in the world, from, the Spanish-American War to Iraq. Central themes, are freedom, the state, and empire. Overall, our, topics include the rise of imperialism; the demise, of Reconstruction and the development of, industrial capitalism; Progressivism; the World, Wars; urbanization; consumer culture; the Great, Migration; the depression and New Deal; the Cold, War; the rights revolutions of the 1950s, '60s,, and '70s; Vietnam; and the rise of the Right.