Civil Rights and Social Movements in U.S. History
General Catalog Course Title:
Civil Rights and Social Movements in U.S. History
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Course Thread: 
Human Rights
Instructor: 
Mark Brilliant

Beginning with the onset of World War II, America experienced not a sigular,unitary Civil Rights Movement -- as is typically portrayed in standard textbood accounts and the collective memory -- but rather a variety of contemporaneous civil rights and their related social movements. This course explores the history, presenting a top-down (political and legal history), bottom-up (social and cultural history), and comparative (by race and ethnicity as well as region) view of America's struggles for racial equality from roughly World War II until the present. Also listed as History C139C.

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