History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 335: The African American Experience in the United States: African Background to 1885

HIST 335-001: The African American Experience in the U.S.
(Fall 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Robinson B208

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course is the first part of a two-semester examination of the African American experience in the United States.  In this semester, we explore the formation and repercussions of the Atlantic Slave Trade with particular attention to how African culture transformed early American life in the New World.  We study the slave experience in colonial New England; plantation life in the South; and the history of free blacks including their participation during the American Revolutionary War.  The latter half of the semester focuses on slavery in antebellum America; slave resistance including the Underground Railroad, and the national abolitionist movement.  The course concludes with analysis of African American participation in the Civil War as well as studying how enslaved African Americans responded to freedom and Reconstruction after the war.

 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

History of African American experience in United States including African origins; trans-Atlantic slave trade; development of slavery in colonial, revolutionary, and antebellum periods; abolitionist movements; and African American participation in Civil War and during Reconstruction. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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