AMCULT 348 - History of American Radicalism
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
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Repeatability:
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A general history of radical movements that were intended to challenge varied forms of inequality, domination, exploitation, or violence, and to foster some kind of emancipatory reconstruction of American life and government. With some attention to early forms of artisans´ and workingmen´s radicalism, as well as the antebellum abolitionist and women´s rights movement, we will focus on the development and the fate of a modern Left; from the labor, anarchist, socialist, and communist movements through the Black freedom struggle and the New Left of the 1960s, feminism, and beyond. We will try to understand the aspirations and ideas, forms of organization and activism, dilemmas and weaknesses, relations to mainstream politics and repressive authority, successes and failures in each of these cases. The course will conclude with a study of radicalism in the late 20th century, from women´s, environmentalist, and antiwar activism of the 1980s to the organization of street protests in response to "globalization," signaled dramatically in Seattle, early December 1999; and we will consider the recent condition of a Left at low ebb.

AMCULT 348 - History of American Radicalism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
45172
Open
30
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
45507
Open
4
 
-
M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
45508
Open
15
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
45509
Open
11
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780802134967
How I became Hettie Jones, Publisher: Grove Press 1997
Required
ISBN: 1859844685
A Movement of Movements, Author: Tom Mertes, Publisher: Verso 2004
Required
ISBN: 9780252069055
We shall be all : a history of the Industrial Workers of the World, Author: Melvyn Dubofsky., Publisher: Univ. of Illinois Press Abridged e 2000
Required
ISBN: 9780316545327
Green rage : radical environmentalism and the unmaking of civilization, Author: Christopher Manes., Publisher: Little, Brown 1st ed. 1990
Required
ISBN: 9780801882753
Black power : radical politics and African American identity, Author: Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780674013674
The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race, Author: John Stauffer., Publisher: Harvard University Press 1st Harvar 2004
Required
ISBN: 9780801871115
Red feminism : American communism and the making of women's liberation, Author: Kate Weigand., Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press 2001
Required
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