Early African American History, 1619-1865|
HIST 241, AMST 237|
This course examines the history of black Americans from colonial settlement through the Civil War, focusing particularly on the many ways in which African Americans have contributed to the founding of the nation and their struggles to achieve freedom and equality in American society. Starting chronologically with the colonial period, we will explore the rise of chattel slavery in the American colonies and the contestations over freedom and liberty in the Revolutionary and Early National eras. The class will pay equal attention to the histories of black men and women, and it will situate the history of black Americans in the larger story of American history. Indeed, this class will insist that African American history is American history: it is impossible to understand the history of the United States without understanding the oppression of blacks and their history of struggle and resistance.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AFST-MN)(AMST)(CBST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Holt, Thomas C., Brown, Elsa Barkley, MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, VOLUME I
Salvatore, Nick, WE ALL GOT FREEDOM
Walker, David, AN APPEAL TO THE COLORED CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
Jacobs, Harriet, INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
Robertson, David, DENMARK VESEY
Equiano, Oluadah, INTERESTING NARRATIVE AND OTHER WRITINGS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Six short discussion papers, an in-class midterm and the choice of either a final research paper (10 pages) OR an in-class final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are expected to attend two weekly lectures, to read documents/chapters, and to regularly participate in discussions.
|Instructor(s): Emberton,Carole Tereza Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 14||FR: 14|