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We Were Eight Years in Power: Reconstruction and the Politics of Black Inequality
HIST 306
Spring 2021 not offered

We Were Eight Years in Power examines the crucible of American democracy by looking at the struggle of African American rights following the Civil War. Debates in the period on the rights of African Americans continue to structure American ideas of race and citizenship to the present day. The foundations of American racial animus and systemic racism date to Reconstruction. We will explore both the periods of Reconstruction (1863-1877) and Redemption (1877-1910), its dark successor that saw the establishment of Jim Crow. We will discuss readings on the promise of interracial rule, Reconstruction in the north, the violent overthrow of racial equality, and the establishment of the color line in American law.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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