HIST 282
African-American History From Reconstruction to the Present
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division II
Cross-listed HIST 282 / AFR 282
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course introduces students to the significant themes and events that have shaped African-Americans’ historical experiences from Reconstruction to the end of the twentieth century. Course themes will include: the changing meanings of freedom, equality, and rights; the intersection of ideology and activism; the disconnection between local and national perspectives. Additionally, the course explores the political nature and development of African-American protest traditions, giving particular attention to the rise of Jim Crow, the franchise, black institutional and organizational life, black migration and urbanization, the black freedom movement and its legacy, and the demise of the liberal coalition.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 20-25
Class#: 3624
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, two short papers, and a take-home exam
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Unit Notes: meets Group F requirement 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 282 Division II AFR 282 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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