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The Rise of Conservatism in the United States since 1950
HIST 342
Spring 2007
Section: 01  

"So inevitable, yet so unexpected." So Alexis deTocquevile declared, referring to the French Revolution of 1789. The same is true of the conservative movement that has developed in the United States over the last half-century, a powerful movement with worldwide significance that caught the shrewdest intellectuals of the mid-20th century 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 conservatives in Europe? How has it evolved over time? What are its social bases? What is its historical significance? These are among the questions considered in this seminar. Many primary sources included.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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