Courses: Topics in American History-Cold War Political Culture (HISTB303001)
Class Number: 1299
This is a topics course. Course content varies. Recent topics have included medicine, advertising, and history of sexuality.
Div: I or III; Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Current topic description: In the twenty years following World War
II, Americans were faced with unexpected fears and anxieties. Despite
the emergence of American 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 multiple arenas.
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.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1299 Div: I or III; SO
Bryn Mawr, CARP13