History | Colloquium in Comparative History
H699 | 2798 | Clegg


A portion of the above section reserved for majors

TOPIC:  THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

This course is tailored to give students a broad-ranging historical
perspective on the migration and settlement of African people in
various parts of the world since the fifteenth century.  Based on
selected secondary readings, 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
Africa 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.