HU 210 - American Social Movements

America has a rich history of social movements including American independence, abolition, states’ rights, civil rights, women’s rights, labor rights, environmentalism, religious freedom and peace. This course will focus on the four major reform eras in history: antebellum America; the Progressive Era; the New Deal; and the 1960s. These moments are when Americans formed their national identity and decided the meaning of “America.” We will address, to a greater or lesser extent, all of the major social movements in Americans’ past, exploring the ideas and actions of both those who sought change and those who opposed it.

Semester hours: 3.0

Last updated: 06/07/2021