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The Rise of the Conservative Movement in the United States Since 1950
HIST 342
Spring 2014 not offered

"So inevitable, yet so unexpected," Alexis deTocqueville declared, referring to the French Revolution of 1789. The same is true of the conservative movement that developed in the United States, driving the second half of the 20th century, a powerful movement with worldwide significance that caught the shrewdest intellectuals by surprise. What is the nature of modern American conservatism? How and why did it emerge? How do latter-20th-century American conservatives compare to modern American liberals and to political conservatives in Europe? How have conservative ideas and organizations evolved over time? What are its social bases? What is its historical significance? These are among the questions considered in this seminar. Reading will be substantial.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-19-2014
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