HIST 336: The African American Experience in the United States: Reconstruction to the Present

HIST 336-001: African American Experience in the U.S.
(Spring 2018)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course examines African American History in the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present.  Throughout the class, we study how African Americans responded to the racial segregation and discrimination that arose after the end of slavery and traces the formation of the modern civil rights movement.  Topics covered include: the origins of Jim Crow segregation; the history of lynching; the Great Migration; the Harlem Renaissance; African Americans in the military during WWI, WWII, and Vietnam; black nationalism; the modern civil rights movement; debates about affirmative action; and the impact of mass incarceration on African Americans. The course uses secondary and primary historical sources such as film, literature, photography, and music to bring this history to life.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

History of African American life in post-slavery America, and rise and consequences of racial segregation in 19th and 20th centuries. Examines African American response to continued racial inequality and repression. Covers great migration, urbanization, black nationalism, and civil rights era, as well as contemporary debates about race. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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