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

HIST 306 - Southern Women’s History (4)


Students will examine some of the major themes in southern women’s history. We will study the ways that class position, the dominant racial hierarchy and ideas about gender and sexuality shaped the lives of women in the southern United States. Students will also study the ways that southern women crafted strategies of resistance, forged new identities for themselves, engaged with economic and political systems, and projected their goals and interests into the southern public sphere. We will pay close attention to intersectionality in our study of southern women and womanhood and identify the diverse ways that women negotiated with power. Students will engage with a wide range of sources and have the opportunity to conduct research in primary and secondary sources. See department chair.