Courses: Topics in American History-Cold War Political Culture (HISTB303001)
Class Number: 1202
I or III
In the 20 years following World War II, Americans were faced with
unexpected fears and anxieties. Despite the emergence of America as a
superpower, Americans became deeply paranoid and insecure. Most famous
as the era of McCarthy persecutions, Cold War political culture also
produced the Civil Rights Movement, debates over the role of the
individual and the state, critiques of conformity, and challenges to
social status quo through personal politics and cultural revolutions
in art, film, and music. This course will focus on the ways in which
Cold War political culture offered a fundamentally new - and
profoundly influential - paradigm for modern American life.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1202 Div: I or III
Bryn Mawr, TAYB