Spring 2008 not offered
This course provides an introduction to major issues in United States intellectual history from the Civil War to the present. Beginning with the shock of the nation's near dissolution, we will explore the important questions of suffrage, political reform, and political inclusion that have been raised by intellectuals as the nation has struggled to realize the promise of democracy. During the semester we will also discuss the role that the world of ideas, separate from institutional politics, plays in national life. We will attempt to establish why some ideas succeed in creating or contributing to larger political and social changes, and why others fail to do so.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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