Fall 2007 not offered
In this sophomore seminar, students will learn (and put into practice) the key skills of historical research and writing. Taking as our subject the modern black freedom struggle, the class will undertake a group research project related to some aspect of the history of the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s was one of the most important events in 20th century American history. In this course, students will be introduced both to the most recent scholarly work on the movement and to a wide variety of primary sources about the movement. The course will examine the protests of the '50s and '60s in the context of the much longer struggle for full racial equality. This is a methods class: we will spend the semester working together as a group to learn the practices of the discipline of history. Much of the course will be spent working on collaborative research that will result in an article-length history essay.
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