The United States Since the End of the Civil War

“Never in the history of the world was a society in such a terrific flux (definition: continuous change) as it is right now,” Jack London wrote in The Iron Heel, a 1908 dystopian novel. Analyze the United States since the end of the Civil War.

How has the United States changed since the end of the Civil War? Discuss the following aspects of change: economy, politics, and social hierarchies.