Europe and America
in the Modern Age

Professors James Sheehan and David Kennedy present in-depth lectures on the concept of liberalism as a theoretical framework for examining the interrelationships between the histories of Europe and America.

40 x 30 minutes or 20 x 60 minutes

  1. Liberalism: The Liberal Tradition
  2. Liberalism: The Idea of America
  3. Tocqueville's Europe
  4. Tocqueville's "Democracy in America"
  5. Origins and Development of European Marxism
  6. The Marxist Tradition in America
  7. Moral Values: The Rise of Domesticity
  8. Slavery and Sentiment in American Abolitionism
  9. Nationalism and Liberalism
  10. Lincoln, the Civil War and American Nationalism
  11. The Sources of International Politics
  12. The United States as a Great Power
  13. The Crisis of Liberal Social Thought
  14. The Modernization of American Liberal Thought
  15. Racism in Theory and Practice
  16. Liberal Society: Reflections on Wright's "Native Son"
  17. The Idea of Gender
  18. Women and the Dilemma of Difference
  19. The Problem of Community
  20. Liberalism Triumphant

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