History | A365 2806 The Republicans, 1854-Present 11:15-12:30 TR BH005 Katz
A365 | 2806 | Katz
A portion of the above section reserved for majors.
This course will touch on many areas: the antecedents of the modern
Republican Party, the abolitionist movement, the Whigs, the emergence of
Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, attitudes and policies toward
Reconstruction and Andrew Johnson, party debates over civil service
reform, tariffs, monetary policies, immigration, the gilded age
presidents, the impact of Theodore Roosevelt and the progressive movement,
Republican ascendancy in the 1920's and disasters in the 1930's and
1940's, McCarthyism, the age of Eisenhower, the return of Nixon, the
consequences of Watergate, and the significance of Reagan. Where
appropriate, there will be discussion of party organization in the
Congress and in the governorships. Exams and/or book reviews will be
determined by the class enrollment.