HIST 167 Spring 2015 Let Freedom Ring? African Americans and Emancipation (W)

Cross Listed as AFR167, AMST167
This course will examine African Americans' transition from slavery to freedom. In the years that encompassed the Civil War and immediately after, most African Americans changed from being legal property, able to be bought, sold, mortgaged, rented out, and leveraged into U.S. citizens, with the Constitutional right to male suffrage. This course examines this transition. How did it come about? To what extent were African Americans able to exercise their rights that the constitution guaranteed? How did Emancipation shape African American family relations, culture and demography? This is a research seminar. We will examine work of historians and discuss the contradictions and nuances of emancipation. Readings will include monographs, scholarly articles and heavy dose of primary sources, as many as possible written by African Americans themselves. Assignments include an original research paper on an aspect of Emancipation. We will devote considerable time throughout the semester to finding primary and secondary sources and on the writing process.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: Research paper, short writing assignments, class participation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: first-year or sophomore standing; juniors or seniors with permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora, HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 3204
HIST 167 - 01 (S) SEM Afr Americans and Emancipation (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Gretchen Long
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Schapiro Hall 137 3204
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