Race and Gender in American Politics

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109R
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75980
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A course about race and gender in American politics from the nineteenth century to the present. The first part is focused on the women’s rights movement from its origins in the anti-slavery movement through passage of the women’s suffrage amendment. The second part of the course will focus on twentieth century women's social and political issues, including the creation of suburbia and the feminine mystique in the 1950's, the Civil Rights Movement, "second wave" feminism, race and gender in the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas controversy, and, if time permits, contemporary electoral politics.

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