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The Rise of the Conservative Movement in the United States Since 1950
HIST 342
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 339

"So inevitable, yet so unexpected," Alexis deTocquevile declared, referring to the French Revolution of 1789. The same is true of the conservative movement that 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 conservativism 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 will be included.

Essential Capabilities: None
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)

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