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HIST0205A-S22

American Freedom

A History of “American Freedom” From the Progressive Era to 9/11
The goal of “freedom” has commanded the attention of the most elite Americans as well as the most oppressed, eliciting a range of strategies for achieving it and an array of visions about how it should look. In what contexts have Americans sought the “freedom to,” as opposed to “freedom from”? We will explore the valences of “freedom” starting in the Progressive Era, at the conclusion of the nineteenth century, and end with the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. We will use primary and secondary sources to examine this history across the political spectrum.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22735
Subject Code:
HIST
Course Number:
0205
Section Identifier:
A

Course

HIST 0205

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