Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 38201 - The Sixties


An intensive examination of the decade that tore apart post-World War II American society, beginning with the confident liberalism that believed the nation could “pay any price” and “bear any burden” to stop Communism abroad and to promote reform at home. Focuses on the internal contradictions and external challenges that destroyed this liberal agenda: civil rights and black power, the New Left, the counterculture, second-wave feminism, the sexual revolution, the Vietnam War, and the globalization of the economy, and finishing with the more conservative order that emerged in the early 1970s to deal with the conflicting realities of limited national power and wealth on the one hand, and rising demands for rights and opportunities on the other.

Cr. 3.
Hours
Class 2-3, Lab 0-1.
Subject Area
[US] - [US] United States [WE] Western Europe [OW] Other World