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HIST 252: Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945

This course examines the history and historiography of European fascism from its origins through World War II, looking at national case studies including Italy, Germany, Spain, and France. Adopting a comparative perspective and offering conflicting historical interpretations, the course explores the differences between fascism and right-wing authoritarian movements, the fascist style(s) of rule, and fascism's ideological make-up. The course also covers the way fascists seized power, consolidated their rule through apparatuses of terror, won adherents through foreign and domestic policies, and manufactured consent through propaganda, cultural initiatives, and mass participatory politics. 
6 credits; HI, IS; Not offered 2021-2022