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Fall 2012
Jul 11, 2014
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FRCL 17500 - REBEL & REFORMERS IN U.S. HIST
"I WILL BE HEARD!" REBELS AND REFORMERS IN U.S. HISTORY~In 1831, the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison declared in the first issue of his newspaper, "I will be a harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice...I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - AND I WILL BE HEARD." Garrison was true to his pledge; he went on to lead a movement against slavery that would shock, offend, and inspire different groups of Americans. His struggle would help to change America forever. Garrison was not alone in his commitment to make America perfect. The urge to remake society, to perfect democracy and humanity, has inspired people to action throughout U.S. history. This course will introduce students to leading American activists and reformers. We will explore the ideas, the struggles, and the social impact of various rebels and reformers who led different movements for social change in the United States. We will pay specific attention to several reform movements, including the antislavery movement in nineteenth-century America, religious fundamentalism in the early 20th century, the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the anti-war movement of the 1960s and 70s, and the women's movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Freshman Colloquium Department

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