History Channel Seminar Series: Dissent and Democracy in Modern American History

Friday, December 9, 2011

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ruggles Hall

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History Channel Seminar Series

In the age of the Tea Party and Occupying Wall Street, dissent in the United States seems to be back in the headlines. This seminar will examine the basic contours of dissent from just before the Civil War to the present, discussing debates about the power (or lack thereof) of dissent in the American past. We will also explore specific case studies of dissent, with many focused on Chicago. The episodes will likely include John Brown, Haymarket and anarchism, Eugene Debs and Pullman, Populism, Progressivism and Hull-House, labor and political movements during the 1930s, the New Left/Chicago 68, the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King in Chicago, feminism/women’s liberation, and grassroots conservatism.

Seminar led by Robert Johnston, University of Illinois at Chicago

To access the seminar readings: http://publications.newberry.org/teacherdocs/hcss

This seminar is part of the History Channel Seminar Series for Chicago-area teachers.