Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course explores the history of social movements in the United States. Through primary and secondary readings and class discussions, we will consider a range of collective efforts for cultural, economic, and political change or continuity from the colonial era to the present. In so doing, we will pay close attention to how rights consciousness has shaped collective action; how movements have navigated internal dissidence and external pressures; how movements have attempted or declined to engage the state; the links between local grassroots activism and national political change; and continuities between movements across space and time. Our objective will be to understand how social movements have shaped U.S. history and continue to shape our world today.
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