HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Section: 001 U.S. Social Movements Since 1950
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Advisory Prerequisites:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
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This course focuses attention on the history of radical social protest movements in the United States since the Second World War (to the present) and guides students through writing a 15- to 20-page research paper on any aspect of those movements for which primary materials are available. The University Library’s Labadie Collection (a world-renowned archive in the history of U.S. radicalism) will likely provide such sources for your research. Substantive topics covered in the course include the civil rights, peace, New Left, Black Power, antiwar, feminist, Chicano, Native American, environmentalist, gay and lesbian, counter-globalization, and contemporary antiracist movements. The ideologies, practices, organization, evolution, and consequences of these social movements will all be matters of concern. Topics students may select for historical research include any particular aspects of the social movements already mentioned, or others such as prisoner rights, community organizing, welfare rights, and labor organizing. The course’s reading list consists of significant works associated with a number of the principal social movements we study, and we will consider them as primary sources subject to close reading and intensive discussion. Work on the research paper will include instruction in research techniques, practice in drafting, the need for revision, and peer review of student writing.

HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0521515602
Radicals in America : the U.S. Left since the Second World War, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2016
ISBN: 9780465083664
Tales of the lavender menace : a memoir of liberation, Author: Karla Jay., Publisher: BasicBooks 1st ed. 2000
ISBN: 9780812976083
The end of nature, Author: Bill McKibben., Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks. Random Hou 2006
ISBN: 9780679744726
The fire next time, Author: James Baldwin., Publisher: Vintage International 1st Vintag 1993
ISBN: 9781781688212
Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, Author: Michele Wallace, Publisher: Verso 2015
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