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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

HIST 19 United States Political History in the Twentieth Century

This course defines politics broadly to include grass roots political activism, and dissident political philosophy, as well as governmental action and change. The course will trace the evolving relationship between the federal government and American citizens from the end of Reconstruction through 1984. Topics will include Black political participation in Reconstruction; immigrant, labor, and woman suffrage activism; the post-World War I Red Scare and the decline of Progressivism; domestic turbulence and the New Deal state; the Cold War and the decline of New Deal liberalism; national security agencies and covert action; the Civil Rights movement and the Great Society; Vietnam and the youth rebellion of the 1960s; Watergate and the unveiling of the imperial presidency; the rise of the New Right, the revival of the national security state, and the dismantling of the social welfare state.



Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:SOC; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Department-Specific Course Categories

Class of 2023 and Before Major Dist: US; Class of 2024 and Beyond Major Dist: US, modern.


  • Spring