Dissent and Protest Movements in America, History, Social History, Recent U.S. History


Runs a weekly Teach-in series on the historical context of contemporary controversial issues. Fulbright fellowship to teach Dissent in America at the University of Rome. Has led seminars on Dissent and Protest Movements at Charles University, Prague and Tübingen University, Germany. Most recently was "Scholar in Residence" at the Chautauqua Institution where he gave the Keynote Address in the Chautauqua Amphitheater on "The Ethics of Dissent." Winner of six major teaching awards at Temple University.

Selected Publications

  • Dissent: The History of an American Idea (2015)
  • Dissent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation (2006)
  • Make Art Not War: Political Protest Posters of the Twentieth Century (2016)

Courses Taught

  • Dissent in America
  • Trials in America
  • Cold War Culture in the U.S.
  • Recent US History
  • Global Terrorism
  • America in the Sixties

Media Mentions

Ralph Young Quoted as a Faculty Expert in How Stuff Works
via How Stuff Works on August 25, 2022

Ralph Young Quoted as a Faculty Expert in How Stuff Works

History Professor Ralph Young was quoted as a faculty expert in a How Stuff Works article...

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via National Constitution Center on February 19, 2021

Scholar Exchange: The First Amendment: Assembly and Petition With Ralph Young

History professor Ralph Young discusses the First Amendment’s assembly and petition clause.