History | Going To Chicago: The Great Migration and Urban Culture in the Black Metropolis
A300 | 4443 | Baldwin
1:30-2:30P MTWR BH244
Above section open to undergraduates only.
This course examines the social and cultural history of Chicago's
black urban community. By focusing on the early to mid twentieth
century, this course highlights a period of cultural contact and
transformation marked by The Great Migration, Industrialization and a
commercialization of culture in urban centers.
More generally, the aims of this course are to examine how migration
and the shifting notions of race, class and gender shaped life in
urban places. Furthermore, urban identity formations will be explored
through musical forms, visual images, literary styles, and the leisure
activities of everyday culture.