History | Afro-American History II
A356 | 2646 | Lee


TR 9:30A-10:45 ABH330

A portion of the above section reserved for majors

This is an introductory survey course that will examine the
African-American past from the Civil War to the Present.  Important topics
will include the struggle to end slavery; the transition to freedom; the
emergence of Jim Crow (racial segregation); notions of race (including
whiteness); patterns of racial violence; urban migration; cultural
expression; social protest and mainstream black politics; the historic
lives of black women; the experiences of workers; the persistence of
poverty; international affairs and the African Diaspora.

Student responsibilities include reading, discussing and writing about the
required texts and other sources of information.  There are no
prerequisites for the course.