Class Notes

During the Second Great Awakening, people became convinced they could reshape the world.  There are several Utopian movements, both secular and religious.  One of the largest, but short lived was Robert Owen’s New Harmony.  Owen wanted his people to reject competition and instead work together with what he called social engineering.  Members bartered for good … Continue reading Class Notes

Equal Rights Amendment

If you are watching more TV than normal, then you may be seeing ads for FX’s upcoming miniseries called "Mrs. America." The show is about Phyllis Schlafly’s successful lobbying against the Equal Rights Amendment. Knowing that Hollywood struggles with showing the truth and also believing that women’s history is often one of the most misunderstood … Continue reading Equal Rights Amendment