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General History

HIST 1501

Introductory Seminar in History

Red Scare and Nukes: The 1950s
Fall 2018

This class introduces students to the practice of history by focusing on a tumultuous decade in American life--the 1950s. We'll look at in some depth at three big themes: McCarthyism and the Red Scare, global nuclear fears and anxieties; and the emerging civil rights conflict in the USA in the 1950s. The class meets in seminar format and emphasis is on discussion and reading of primary sources.

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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