Honors | Jim Crow & Apartheid (AAAD)
A156 | 27591 | Matthew Guterl


MW 9:30-10:45am

This course will offer you an opportunity to develop a comparative
perspective on American race-relations, specifically considering the
similarities and differences of the struggles against Jim Crow in
America and against apartheid in South Africa. In both places, the
late twentieth century witnessed a revolt against the legal and
philosophical framework of white supremacy. The emphasis in this
class will be on two things: first, providing you with a basic
knowledge of the history of race-relations in each location, along
with a sense of some of the major themes and personalities of the
second half of the twentieth century; second, giving you the
methodological skill set to compare these two cases. With this in
mind, the course lectures, readings, and assignments are designed to
teach you what happened, when it happened, why it happened, and also
how to write and think about it.