1960s and 1970s AMERICA
This course will concentrate on the social, cultural, and political history of the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Topics of study include the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movements, the Women’s Liberation Movement, the consumer and environmental movements, and student movements on college campuses. At the same time, many Americans opposed and resisted these movements; coupled with the cynicism developing in the United States in the early 1970s, the roots of conservative politics emerged in response to the developments of the 1960s. Students will investigate these and other issues in a mix of printed, visual, audio, and multimedia sources.