Dispelling American Myths: Progressivism in Ascendency Throughout 20th Century?
In this session we will take a closer look at what historians have coined as “the Second Redemption.” Redemption was the term used by white-supremacist Democrats in the 1870s to refer to the reversal of Reconstruction, ushering in one of the most violent and anti-democratic eras in American history.
“The Second Redemption” is the period following the election of 1980 – when conservatives finally rested power from the New Deal liberals, Civil Rights activists, and the Great Society champions. How did that happen and what have been the implications for democracy in America? And, today, is progressivism waning or again on the rise?
Please make time to listen to the podcast and/or read the transcript of “The Second Redemption” from Season 4, Episode 8 of Scene on Radio. https://www.sceneonradio.org/s4-e8-the-second-redemption/
Join us for this monthly exploration of America’s past to help us figure out how to get to a more equitable future. Based on the podcast Scene on Radio, each session will examine our history from a more inclusive perspective – not just the view of the privileged and powerful.
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