HIST 2455 American Fascisms (Fall: 3 )
Our goal is to understand the nature and role of the political right, right-wing extremism, and fascism in the U.S. from its European importation to the present. Beginning in the late 19th century, the course will address right-wing ideology in religion, politics, and culture both in Europe and the U.S. Topics will be connected to the theoretical underpinnings of European Fascism, its adaptation to the American landscape, and its persistence in modern discourse. The course will begin with a discussion of allegations of Trumpian fascism in the U.S. press in 2016.
Instructor(s): Charles Gallagher
Last Updated: 30-Jan-17