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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 235 - African American History to Emancipation

Fall (3) Ely, Rosen (College200, CSI, GER 4A)

This course explores the history of African-descended people in the U.S. from their first arrival in the North American colonies through the end of slavery during the Civil War.  We will investigate the ways African Americans fashioned new worlds and cultures while living under the enormous constraints of slavery and discrimination.  Struggles for freedom, full citizenship, and alternative political visions, and the role of such struggles in shaping African Americans’ identification with each other as a people, will be a focus throughout.  We will also treat differences of class and gender within African American communities.  (This course is anchored in the CSI domain, and also considers aspects of the ALV domain.) (Cross listed with AFST 235 )