HIST 2680 Sex, Drugs, and Experimenting with Democracy in 1960s and 1970s America (also AMST 2682) (HST-AS) (HNA)
Monday and Wednesday: 2:55-4:10 plus discussions devoted to the study of films
Professor Julilly Kohler-Hausmann
Roots of the United States’ most vexing problems can be traced to the 1960s and 1970s. This class explores the struggles to explain these turbulent decades in both popular memory and historical scholarship and the consequences of our interpretations for understanding today. Students will use movies and oral history to investigate the role of perspective, framing, and agency in historical analysis. We will examine the era’s struggles over issues such as racial hierarchy, gender roles, abortion, climate change, economic inequality, war, drugs, crime, and democracy.