African American History, 1444-1877|
Spring 2017 not offered
AMST 213, FGSS 237|
In 1482 Portuguese colonists erected Elmina Castle in present day Ghana. Ten years later, Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Caribbean in 1492. This course will examine the global consequences of what these two events held for people of African descent. Focusing on a period from the 15th to the late 19th centuries, we will explore how black people in the Americas and Africa, how people of African descent in the Americas and Africa have experienced and responded to colonialism. Through a comparative framework holding the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Europe in concert, we will analyze how debates concerning enslavement and freedom, indigeneity and civilization, and pan-Africanism and national citizenship played out in different contexts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AFST-MN)(AMST)(CBST-MN)
Chinua Achebe, THINGS FALL APART
David Brion Davis, INHUMAN BONDAGE: THE RISE AND FALL OF SLAVERY IN THE NEW WORLD
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 in-class essays, research essay, and final examination
|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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