HIST 615: Problems in American History

HIST 615-DL1: Gender and Racial Ideologies of Early Jim Crow
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T


Section Information for Fall 2022

Historians traditionally defined this era from 1880 to 1920 as an ideological battleground between the accommodationist Booker T. Washington and the radical W.E.B. Du Bois in response to the extreme deterioration of Black political, social, and economic standing under legal and extralegal oppressive forces. This course expands beyond this traditional and flawed view by incorporating the work of a wide range of activist intellectuals and the organizational and political efforts they built in service to the fight against the widening tide of Black exclusion and erasure. The course readings examine how differences of gender, color, class, region, and relation to a slave or free past shaped the outlook and approaches of those committed to struggle. The activism of many of these leaders have been under appreciated because Jim Crow tightened its grip and thwarted their efforts. However, it’s important to situate their activism as laying the groundwork for more successful efforts that challenged Jim Crow and built more inclusive movements. 

HIST 615 DL1 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to meet on the day and time scheduled.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course, Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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