Recent U.S. History, 1943-1973

Domestic politics and political realignments from Truman to Nixon; McCarthyism and the beginnings of the Cold War; covert action and direct intervention in U.S. foreign policy; Civil Rights; Black Power; feminism; and controversies regarding the American family. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2022-23).

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: S

1 unit

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This course will explore the cultural, political, and economic history of the United States from World War II to Watergate, with special emphasis on the relationship between domestic concerns and foreign policy, and the "race question," as it often was called in the era.
Black and white photo of Civil rights activists: Bayard Rustin, Andrew Young, Rep. William Fitts Ryan, James Farmer, and John Lewis
Civil rights activists: Bayard Rustin, Andrew Young, Rep. William Fitts Ryan, James Farmer, and John Lewis
Domestic politics and political realignments from Truman to Nixon; McCarthyism and the beginnings of the Cold War; covert action and direct intervention in U.S. foreign policy; Civil Rights; Black Power; feminism; and controversies regarding the American family. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.
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