HIST610 - TOPICS IN AMERICAN HIST: HIST PERS LAW & FAMILY

Description: 
This seminar takes a historical approach to the legal regulation of families in the twentieth-century United States, with a focus on the post-1960 period. We will explore historical debates over marriage and divorce reform, non-marital families and marriage alternatives, reproduction, domestic violence, child welfare, social welfare policy, sexuality, and the interplay between paid employment and family life. Particular attention will be paid to the role of progressive and conservative social movements (such as movements for racial and economic justice, sex/gender equality, and traditional family values) in advancing or opposing legal reforms. For their final project, students will have options including a substantial research paper or a historiography paper. Other course requirements include active class participation, response papers, and oral presentations.
Instructors: 
MAYERI, SERENA
Day and Time: 
M 0430PM-0630PM
Room: 
SILVERMAN HALL - LAW SCHOOL M28
Activity: 
SEM
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