Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

HIST 302 - African American History: 1865 to the Present (4)


Analyzes the historical experiences of African Americans in the United States since Emancipation. In this course students will examine the following topics central to the formation of African American identity: Reconstruction and the formation of postemancipation societies, the origins of legal segregation and the politics of white supremacy, migration from the South, political activism and intellectual production, African Americans and the labor movement, African American cultural production, the long civil rights movement, and contemporary issues. Attention will be paid to the ways that class, gender, and sexuality shape notions of African American identity. Students will engage with a diverse range of sources and have the opportunity to conduct research in primary and secondary sources. See department chair.