Activist America: Social, Political, and Cultural Movements in the United States since the 1890s
Your choice of one day between Tuesday, April 12–Friday, April 15, 2016
9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
The reform impulse runs deep in American life. Throughout United States history, ordinary citizens, farmers, workers, consumers, politicians, artists, and intellectuals sought to change American society and institutions. Since the late 19th century, Americans have mobilized for populism, progressivism, feminism, environmentalism, the anti-war movement, civil rights, the counterculture, conservatism, and the consumer movement. The 26th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference explores these topics and others through insightful seminars offered by local college and university professors which challenge students to think critically and engage in in-depth discussions about the political, social, and cultural history of the United States since the 1890s.
Seminar topics and presenters will be finalized this winter.