21H.104J / 11.015J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History, Fall 2004
Author(s)Maier, Pauline; Fogelson, Robert
Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History
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This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
riot, strike, conspiracy, cities, urbanism, U.S. history, revolutionary war, boston tea party, civil war, slavery, slave uprisings, Anthony Burns, Henry David Thoreau, industrial revolution, textile workers, Lawrence, MA, student uprising, Vietnam War, Columbia University, communism, socialism, Lawrence, MA, 21H.104J, 21h.104, 11.015J, 11.015