This course explores 10 of the greatest moments of sociopolitical movement and institutional change in American History.  The Civil War,  twentieth-century labor movements,  women’s suffrage,  anti-globalization,  gay rights,  and #BlackLivesMatter are but a few of numerous movements birthed by their founders to fundamentally re-order society. As a whole, they also offer an amazing opportunity to understand the act anatomy and measurable impact of dissent activism and intersectional protest on civil societies. This course will explore the triggers,  demands,  and individual contexts of all 10 moments of social unrest while centering the difficult (often unpaid) labor of activists and the organizations they represent.

This course is cross-listed with AFST 2000; SOC 2000; & WGS 2000