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HISTORY 262: Race and Gender in the 1990s United States

Popular references to the 1990s are often contradictory: it was somehow an era of prosperity and anxiety, stability and scandal, "colorblindness" and "race riots," and "New Democrats" and the "Republican Revolution." This course seeks to reconcile these apparent inconsistencies by examining the intersections of gender and race in American politics and popular culture. With a historical framework, students will situate this decade within the larger shifts of the late twentieth-century, including political realignment, increasing polarization, and economic dislocation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Iker, T. (PI)

HISTORY 262B: The Roots of Gendered Labor: Women and Work in American History (AMSTUD 262B, FEMGEN 262B)

This class will explore the long, tangled history of women's labor in North America. Beginning with gendered labor practices among Native Americans, West Africans, and Europeans in the seventeenth century, this class will proceed thematically and chronologically through the early twentieth century. We will consider the deep roots of gendered labor in American history, asking how categories of race and class, freedom and enslavement, and immigration status have structured female labor. We will also examine the ways in which social transformations such as industrialization and urbanization, as well as changes in the economic, political, and sexual order shaped the experiences of laboring women. Reading secondary sources alongside a rich array of primary sources, including images and songs, we will consider the deep continuities and wrenching changes in the meanings of women's work over time.
Last offered: Winter 2023 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP, WAY-SI

HISTORY 262E: Extremism in America, from the Ku Klux Klan to January 6

(262E is 5 units; 62E is 3 units.)This course is a historical analysis of extremism in the United States from Reconstruction through the present day, looking at such figures and movements and the KKK, the First Red Scare, Father Coughlin and the Christian Front, McCarthyism, the John Birch Society, the Aryan Nations, and the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of the present. Students will explore the following questions: what do we mean by extremism? What are the material, cultural, political, and intellectual conditions that lay the groundwork for extremism? What is the relationship between political and religious extremism? Is there a connecting thread spanning extremist movements across the nation's history--a paranoid style or authoritarian personality, perhaps? With these guiding questions, students will be introduced to primary sources along with scholarly literature--classic texts and new, groundbreaking research--to equip them with a foundational knowledge of the long history of extremism in the United States.
Last offered: Summer 2022 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
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