Social Change in the 1960's

Few questions in American history remain as contentious as the meanings of the 1960s. Observers agree that it was a very important time, but they are deeply divided as to whether it ushered in a needed series of social changes, or whether the Sixties were a period marked mainly by excess, chaos, and self-indulgence. There is not even agreement about when the Sixties began and ended. This course will build on the concept of the "Long Sixties," a period stretching from roughly 1954 to 1975. It will focus on topics that relate to struggles for social change: the civil rights movement, the peace movement, gender and sexuality, alternative lifestyles, identity politics, the counterculture, cultural production, and debates over multiculturalism.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
History
Number: 
HISTORY 154
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Monday, September 18, 2017
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