African American History, 1444 - 1877|
Spring 2008 not offered
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)(CBST-MN)
Colin A. Palmer, PASSAGEWAYS (1997)
Steven Mintz, ed., AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES (1993)
David Northrup, ed., ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (1994)
Philip D. Morgan, SLAVE COUNTERPOINT (1998)
Gwendolyn Hall, AFRICANS IN COLONIAL LOUISIANA (1992)
J.O. and L.E. Horton, IN HOPE OF LIBERTY (1997)
Sylvia Frey, WATER FROM THE ROCK (1990)
Virginia Ex-Slaves, ed by Charles Perdue, WEEVILS IN WHEAT (1976)
Ira Berlin, et al., eds., FREEDOM'S SOLDIERS (1998)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One documentary analysis (33% of your grade); one essay (33%); and a final document/essay mix (34%).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
You are expected to attend two weekly lectures, to read documents/chapters, and to regularly participate in discussions.
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