History | A356 2735 Afro-American History 2 1:00-2:15P TR BH103 Clegg
A356 | 2735 | Clegg C
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive view of the role of
African-Americans in the shaping of American politics, economics, and
culture from the Civil War to the present. Particular emphasis will be
placed on the material and ideological context of the African-American
experience in the United States. This course will be both chronological
and topical in its progression and will touch on a number of issues which
are pertinent to understanding the dynamics of race relations in United
States history. Some topics to be studied include slave emancipation, the
Great Migration, African-Americans in U.S. wars, the Civil Rights Movement,
and twentieth-century black leadership. Two tests and a final will be
administered during the term. Tests will consist of essay and short-answer
questions. Also, students will be responsible for writing a book review.
The required texts are listed below:
Colin A. Palmer. An Interpretative History of Black Americans. Volume 2.
Leslie A. Schwalm. A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from slavery to
Freedom in South Carolina.
James Grossman. Land of Hope, Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great
Robert J. Norrell. Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in
John H. Franklin and August Meier, eds. Black Leaders of the Twentieth