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

HIST 335-001: African-American Experience in the U.S.
(Fall 2019)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1007

Section Information for Fall 2019

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 and explore 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 second 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 an 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.


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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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