African American History, 1444-1877|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor|
This course examines the historical interactions between peoples on three continents--Africa, Europe, and the Americas--and the consequences of European colonization, trans-Atlantic slavery, and racial capitalism. Focusing on a period from the Antiquity to the late 19th centuries, we will explore how European notions concerning Africa its peoples evolved over millennia in response to shifting political, economic, and demographic circumstances. We will chart how Africans and their descendants in the Americas experienced and responded to colonialism. And we will analyze how debates concerning enslavement and freedom, indigeneity and civilization, and pan-Africanism and national citizenship played out across the African Diaspora and in the United States.
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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
|Examination 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.