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Introduction to Modern African American History
AFAM 204
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 242, AMST 238

This course explores the history of blacks in the United States since the end of Reconstruction, focusing both on the relationship between blacks and the American state and the changing attitudes among blacks about their position and status in the American nation. Although freed slaves were made citizens of the United States at the end of the Civil War, in the last 140 years, African Americans have been forced to fight for the full rights of citizenship. This course will examine how demographic, economic, and political changes since the 1870s have affected blacks and will focus on the many ways in which African Americans have struggled to achieve freedom and equality in American society. Topics the course covers include urban migration; the impact of the Depression, World War I, and World War II on African Americans; and the civil rights movement, modern black nationalism, and the status of blacks in the postcivil rights era. The class seeks to illustrate the diversity of the African American experience since Reconstruction, with a particular emphasis on class and gender issues.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(EDST)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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