African American History, 1444-1877|
HIST 241, AMST 237|
This course examines the history of the blacks in the New World from the 15th to the late 19th century. Beginning with the expansion of Europeans into then-newly-discovered lands in Africa and in the Americas, this class explores the Middle Passage, the history of slavery and emancipation in a hemispheric context, as well as the ideology of race during the 18th and 19th centuries. The course adopts a disaporic perspective to demonstrate the world-systemic nature of the history of blacks in the Americas and therefore aims to show that rather than constituting a minority, the black population group represents one of the founding civilizations (along with Western Europeans and the Indigenous populations) to the cultural matrix defining of the Americas.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AFST-MN)(AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Achebe, Chinua, THINGS FALL APART
Carretta, Vincent, ed., UNCHAINED VOICES
Franklin, John Hope, RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
Raboteau, Albert, SLAVE RELIGION
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short essays, an in-class mid-term examination, and a final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are expected to attend two weekly lectures, to read documents/chapters, and to regularly participate in class discussions.
|Instructor(s): Eudell,Demetrius L. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 45||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 15||FR: 15|
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