HISTORY 346 - History of American Radicalism
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course offers a general history of radical, left-wing movements in the United States 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, gay liberation, union democracy movements 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 and early 21st century: women´s, environmentalist, antiwar, and queer activism of the 1980s; the organization of street protests in response to "globalization," signaled dramatically in the “Battle of Seattle” of late 1999; and the advent of “Occupy Wall Street” in the global “year of the protester,” 2011. We conclude with a discussion of debates from 2012 to the present over social inequality in the United States, including popular protest against police violence and mass incarceration.

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Schedule

HISTORY 346 - History of American Radicalism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
32473
Open
20
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
32474
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 002: As of July 15, 2021 the new time on this section will be F 11:00-12:00 pm.
004 (DIS)
 In Person
32476
Open
4
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
32477
Open
5
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
32478
Open
6
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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