Master Course List

Revolutionary Jews

Research and Writing01:563:331
(cross-listed with 01:510:378)

This course will engage the modern Jewish involvement in the major revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: The United States in 1776, France in 1789, Western Europe in 1848, Russia in 1917, and the global student “revolts” of 1968. Focusing on revolutionary activity, the course will examine the political relationship of the modern Jewish community to the gentile authorities among whom they lived, investigate the differences among Jewish political options with the rise of mass politics, and explore topics such as nationalism, patriotism, socialism, communism, liberalism, and citizenship as lived and articulated by modern Jews.