History | H699 2790 Colloq In Comparative History 4:00-6:00P T BH137 Clegg
H699 | 2790 | Clegg C


	Topic: the African diaspora
	A portion of the above section reserved for majors

This course is tailored to give students a broad-ranging historical
perspectives on the migration and settlement of African people in various
parts of the world since the fifteenth century.  Based on selected secondary
reading, students will study and compare the ways people of African descent
have created cultural and spatial communities outside of Africa, especially
in the slave and post-emancipation societies of the Americas.  As its
central themes, this course will examine in depth the impact of gender,
region, religion, slavery, resistance, racism, and economics on the making
of the African diaspora.  Additionally, they ways in which African peoples
created institutions and articulated their values through them will be
examined.  Students will be responsible for writing four book reviews during
the semester.  The course texts are listed below:

Ira Berlin. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North
America.
W. Jeffrey Bolster. Black Jacks: African-American Seamen in the Age of Sail.
Kim D. Butler. Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in
Post-Abolition Sao Paolo and Salvador.
David P. Gaspar and Darlene C. Hines, eds. More Than Chattel: Black Women
and Slavery in the Americas.
Gretchen H. Gerzina. Black London: Life Before Emancipation.
Paul Gilroy. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness.
C.L.R. James. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo
Revolution.
Lawrence Levine. Black Culture and Black Consciousness.
Ronald Segal. The Black Diaspora.
Deborah G. White. Ar'n't I A Woman? Female Salves in the Plantation South.
Robin W. Winks. The Blacks in Canada: A History.