Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West
"Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West" examines the history and future of this 20th century marvel. You will get the opportunity to visit the dam site itself, as well as Boulder City, Lake Mead, the Valley of Fire, and other locations. You will learn about how Hoover Dam relates to politics, economics, labor, Native American culture, westward migration, the Great Depression, technology, the environment, and more. We explore how the story of Hoover Dam can be instructional of a variety of humanities-oriented themes that reach well beyond its celebrated feats of engineering.