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HIST 0435

Amer Conservatism after 1932

American Conservatism after 1932: Ideology, Politics, History
“Let’s grow up, conservatives!” was Sen. Barry Goldwater’s dictum at the 1960 Republican convention. Once dismissed as practically extinct, American conservatism became the most enduring political movement of the 20th century. In this seminar we will trace conservative thought and politics from the New Deal era through the contemporary moment, highlighting both domestic and international developments that shaped the modern American right. Students will closely engage with recent scholarly works as well as primary sources such as speeches, magazines, campaign texts, and visual media to effectively understand conservatism’s historical evolution. 3 hrs. sem
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS NOR

Sections in Spring 2018

Spring 2018

HIST0435A-S18 Seminar (Mao)