Spring 2024 History UN3571 section JE2

Left and Right in American History

Left and Right in US Hist

Call Number 21365
Day & Time
W 6:00pm-8:30pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Noah S Remnick
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course examines 20th-century American political movements of the Left and Right. We will cover Socialism and the Ku Klux Klan in the early twentieth century; the Communist Party and right-wing populists of the 1930s; the civil rights movement, black power, and white resistance, 1950s-1960s; the rise of the New Left and the New Right in the 1960s; the Women's liberation movement and the Christian right of the 1970s; and finally, free-market conservatism, neoliberalism, white nationalism and the Trump era. We will explore the organizational, ideological and social history of these political mobilizations. The class explores grass-roots social movements and their relationship to “mainstream” and electoral politics. We will pay special attention to the ways that ideas and mobilizations that are sometimes deemed extreme have in fact helped to shape the broader political spectrum. Throughout the semester, we will reflect on the present political dilemmas of our country in light of the history that we study.

Web Site Vergil
Department School of Professional Studies (DVSP)
Enrollment 13 students (16 max) as of 7:07PM Monday, July 22, 2024
Subject History
Number UN3571
Section JE2
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20241HIST3571WJE2