HIST 256 United States Political History, 1960-Present


Major Requirement: History of United States
What was the lasting legacy of “The Sixties”? What was the “Reagan Revolution”? How did liberalism, one of the dominant ideologies of the 20th century America, get transformed into the “L” word in current political debates? This course will attempt to answer these and other questions surrounding modern American political history. Along with the emergence of the New Left and the New Right, students will examine the influence of race in political debates, the arguments over the size and scope of American government, and the direction of American politics in the 21st century. (Course offered in alternate years.)

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