Fall 2024 History UN3571 section 001

Left and Right in American History

Left and Right in US Hist

Call Number 10485
Day & Time
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Kimberly K Phillips-Fein
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 History
Enrollment 13 students (13 max) as of 12:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Status Full
Subject History
Number UN3571
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20243HIST3571W001