History | Afro-American History to the 1890's
A355 | 2964 | Clegg


Above section carries culture studies credit
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section open to undergraduates only

This course is designed to give students a comprehensive view of the
African-American experience from the colonial period through
Reconstruction.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the material,
geographical, cultural, and ideological context of African-American
life 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 formation of racial
identities in Unites States history. Accordingly, topics to be
discussed include West African civilizations, the transatlantic
slave trade, black life in colonial America, African-American
religions and culture during slavery, slave resistance and
abolitionism, and the black experience during the American Civil War
and Reconstruction.