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E-Seminars in This Series

E-Seminar 1
The Post-New Deal Order


E-Seminar 2
The Politics of Anticommunism


E-Seminar 3
The Stable Fifties


E-Seminar 4
The Subversive Fifties


E-Seminar 5
Kennedy, Johnson, and the Great Society


E-Seminar 6
The Civil-Rights Movement


E-Seminar 7
The Vietnam War


E-Seminar 9
The Age of Limits


E-Seminar 10
The Rise of the Right


America Since 1945
A Series of Ten E-Seminars


 
America Since 1945
E-Seminar 8, Cultural Revolutions

Taught by: Alan Brinkley

Description
E-Seminar Description
In Cultural Revolutions, the eighth of ten e-seminars in the series America Since 1945, historian Alan Brinkley discusses the turbulent years of the 1960s and the broad social changes that altered cultural and individual expression in American society. Brinkley traces the significant blurring of what had once been a relatively clear line between the public and the private spheres. He also chronicles the cultural and political movements that developed in the 1960s, including the counterculture, the New Left, and activism on college campuses.

Included in all the e-seminars in this series are a timeline of events, short biographies of key figures, and a wealth of archival video and photography.

E-Seminar Length:3–5 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:Not-for-Credit
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE

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E-Seminar Objectives | Outline | Instructor's Background | Recommended Reading | Technical Requirements

E-Seminar Objectives
•    Provide students with a history and an understanding of the social movements of the 1960s.

•    Introduce students to the wealth of media representations from the period.


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Outline
1. The Death of the Public World
2. A Redefinition of the Self
    Free Expression
    Puritanism and Hedonism Combined
3. Revolution
    Beyond the Marches
4. The New Left
    Berkeley
    The Goal of Participation
5. A Vastly Different Culture

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Instructor's Background
Instructor's Background
Alan Brinkley is the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University in New York, where he has taught since 1991. He is currently Chair of the Department of History. His published works include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression (Knopf, 1982), which won the 1983 National Book Award; The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People (Knopf, 1992); The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War (Knopf, 1995); and Liberalism and Its Discontents (Harvard, 1998). He is presently writing a biography of Henry R. Luce, to be published by Knopf.

His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in scholarly journals and in such periodicals as the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement, and the London Review of Books. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Humanities Center, the Media Studies Center, Russell Sage Foundation, and others; and he was the recipient of the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize at Harvard. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the Century Foundation (formerly the Twentieth Century Fund), a member of the editorial board of the American Prospect, a member of the board of directors of the New York Council for the Humanities, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1998–99 he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.

He received his A.B. from Princeton and his Ph.D. from Harvard.

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Recommended Reading
Blum, John M. Years of Discord: American Politics and Society, 1961–1974. New York: Norton, 1991.

Farber, David. The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s. New York: Hill and Wang, 1994.

Matusow, Allen J. The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s. New York: Harper and Row, 1986.


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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

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