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HIST 2829 American Political Thought from the Constitution to Trump (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the shifting categories and frameworks through which Americans have understood their shared political world since the founding period. Topics include the influence on the Constitution of republicanism, Enlightenment thought, and Christianity; the nineteenth-century emergence of liberalism and socialism; the contours of pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments; the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction; the political battles of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era; the rise of New Deal liberalism; the influence of the Cold War; the upheavals of the 1960s; and the recent ascendance of conservatism.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Jewett

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 13-Feb-18