Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877-1920.


Chicago, IL



June 30, 2019 - July 26, 2019 (4 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


(312) 915-6865

The institute offers teachers an exploration of one of the most transformative moments in American history when America became truly modern and so many of its intellectual and political legacies remain alive today. Teachers will deepen their knowledge and understanding through readings, discussions, lectures, and visits to landmark historical and cultural resources across Chicago. The institute creates an intellectual space where teachers contemplate and debate how individuals and groups defined, reformed, and contributed to a vision for American democracy during a period when radically different perspectives often dominated the public political and cultural discourse.

Project Director(s)

Charles Tocci

Visiting Faculty

James Barrett; Marcia Chatelain; Diane Dillon; Leon Fink; C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa; Daniel Greene; Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin; Jeff Hegleson; Ben Johnson; Robert Johnston; Adriene Lentz-Smith; Lisa Tetrault; Kidada Williams; Jonathan Zimmerman

Grantee Institution

Loyola University Chicago

Funded through the Division of Education Programs