Organised Street Protest in Modern British and American History: Context (HIH3269)

30 credits

This module looks at the evolution of organised street protest as a form of political participation from the end of the 19th century to the present, focusing mainly on Great Britain and the United States. In particular, it will study the protest activities of unemployed, civil rights and peace movements in both countries and examine when and why people chose to take to the streets, how they presented themselves, how their protest was perceived and whether it was successful.