African American History, 1444-1877|
Spring 2012 not offered
This course will examine the history of blacks in the New World from the 15th to the late 19th century. Beginning with the expansion of Europeans into then newly discovered lands (from their perspective) in Africa and the Americas, this class explores the Middle Passage, and 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 in order to demonstrate the world-systemic dimensions of the history of Blacks in the Americas, and therefore it aims to show that rather than constituting a "minority," Blacks represent one of the founding civilizations (along with Western Europeans and the Indigenous populations) to the "new worlds" that would be instituted in the wake of the Encounter of 1492.
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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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