Black and Indigenous Foundations of U.S. Society|
Spring 2020 not offered
The United States of America rests upon the historic dispossession of indigenous lands and the enslavement of bodies. Our course will chart how these two forces created enduring logics--elimination and alienation--that continue to structure U.S. society. Discussion topics will include whiteness, indigenous slavery, structural racism, settler colonialism, strategies of resistance, and alternative models of belonging and kinship.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)
Jack D. Forbes, AFRICANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS: THE LANGUAGE OF RACE AND THE EVOLUTION OF RED-BLACK PEOPLES
Jodi A. Byrd, THE TRANSIT OF EMPIRE: INDIGENOUS CRITIQUES OF COLONIALISM
Tiya Miles, TIES THAT BIND: THE STORY OF AN AFRO-CHEROKEE FAMILY IN SLAVERY AND FREEDOM
David Chang, THE COLOR OF THE LAND: RACE, NATION, AND THE POLITICS OF LANDOWNERSHIP IN OKLAHOMA, 1832-1929
Toni Morrison, A MERCY
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Weekly response papers, 3-4 page primary source analysis, in class presentation, and an 10-15 page final research paper.
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