The 1960s and 1970s witnessed dynamic movements of collective action in the United States and the world. This research seminar charts the key events, actors, ideas and strategies of these movements—from civil rights and black power to women’s rights and the conservative movement—and situates them within the central economic, social, and geopolitical developments of the post-World War II period. Students will gain an understanding of why so many different social movements emerged in this moment and explore their trajectories and successes and failures.
Faculty: Lisa McGirr
Semester: Full Spring Term