HIST 281
African-American History, 1619-1865
Last Offered Fall 2008
Division II
Cross-listed HIST 281 / AFR 281
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course provides an introduction to the history of the first two and a half centuries of the experience of African Americans in colonial America and the United States. Economically, culturally, and politically, African Americans had a profound effect on the historical landscape of this nation. The experience of slavery necessarily dominates this history and it is the contours and nuances of slavery that give this course its focus. We will explore the influence of African culture on early America, the role of gender in the American slave labor system, the development of racial classification in North America, and the cultural and intellectual significance of the abolitionist movement. Our readings will include primary sources and secondary literature. Class meetings will combine lecture and discussion. Informed participation in class discussion is essential.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 20-25
Class#: 1456
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on short papers, a midterm exam, a final exam, brief in-class writing assignments, and class participation
Prerequisites: none
Unit Notes: meets Group F and G requirements in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 281 Division II AFR 281 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
HIST Group G Electives - Global History

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