Class Wars in the United States

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Class Wars in the US
Fall 2023
Taught By: David Huyssen
Section: A

CRN: 15674

Credits: 3

Can we see US history as a series of punctuated and reconfiguring class wars? This course uses recent scholarship from multiple disciplines and various subfields of history—women's & gender, African-American, LGBTQ, political, social, labor, etc.—alongside foundational works of history and theory to address this question. Students will trace how different conceptions and self-conceptions of class develop and manifest in conflicts from the early republic to the present day; how they correspond, overlap, and interact with understandings of race, gender, sexuality, national origin, and the economy; and how U.S. class wars have shaped not only U.S. and global history, but their study as well.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (HST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:22am EST 12/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1107
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023