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Introduction to Modern African American History

AFAM 204
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 242, AMST 238
Certificates: International Relations

This course focuses on the ongoing quest of African Americans for full citizenship from the Gilded Era of the late nineteenth century to the present. There will be considerable emphasis on the roles of politics, economics, and culture as well as the intersectionality of race, class, and gender. We will explore major themes in modern African American history such as the structural implications of white supremacy and the fall of Reconstruction, violence and lynching, debates around the color line and black political organizing at the dawn of the twentieth century; World War I, migration, urbanization, the Klu Klux Klan, and the rise of Garveyism and Black Nationalism during the 1920s; racial inequality during the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, and the rise of Black protest politics; the Cold War and its implications on the rise of the modern Civil Rights Movement, Black Power politics, Black Feminism, and American Liberalism thru the 1960s; to the rise of American Conservatism, the politics of Law and Order, to include the War on Drugs through the end of the 20th century, and the challenges of colorblindness in the Age of Obama.
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: 90% or above

Last Updated on MAY-30-2024
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