2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

HIST 33542 American Ideas

A study of political, religious, social, and other aspects of American life. Among the issues to be emphasized are: Puritanism, the Enlightenment, the Federalist/Anti-Federalist controversy, 19th century democratic ideas, Social Darwinism, the progressive era, Humanism, New Deal thought, the New Conservatism of the Fifties, and the New Left movement.