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Faculty: Leah Wright Rigueur
This course explores the ways in which the racial experiences and emotions of the nation's citizens collided and produced different forms of public rebellion, backlash and resistance in the modern United States. We will cover a variety of topics including urban riots, civil rights, ethnic and racial nationalism, suburban socio-economic revolts, and contemporary political rebellions of the left and the right. Over the course of the semester, we will use these moments to examine not only how these processes influenced political institutions, but also how they influenced the development of policy over the course of the 20thand 21stCentury.