HIST 260 : The 1960S

This course offers a critical examination of the "long 1960s," or the political, cultural, social, and economic transformations that swept through the United States and the world from the mid-1970s. Topics include liberalism and conservatism in U.S. politics, the counterculture and student movements, the relationship between the Cold War and decolonization, and activism for civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, and environmentalism. Lectures and discussions explore how the 1960s marked a threshold between the mid-twenieth century and our current world.



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