History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 389: Topics in US. History.

HIST 389-003: Women during the Enslavement Era
(Fall 2017)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Robinson A412

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course examines the history of African American women in antebellum America, including the general experiences of enslaved women and nominally free women, as well as the lives of noted women who were involved in the public arena as orators, writers, preachers, abolitionists and women's rights activists.  The activism of prominent white women reformers who worked closely with black women in reform efforts is also a subject of study.  The course will investigate women's activism within the context of national political debates and compromises that took place over the issue of slavery and the status of free blacks. Using an intersectional perspective, students will examine the effect of gender, class and race on the development of ideologies concerning abolition, colonization, women’s rights and enslavement.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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