African American History: From the Slave Trade to the Civil War

This course is a survey of the first half of African American History and Culture and traces the historical, political, social, and cultural contexts of black Americans from the slave trade to the American Civil War. Thematically, we explore the meaning of freedom, the dynamic between black struggle and white resistance, and the ways in which factors such as gender and geography complicate any notions of a single black experience. Each week we will focus on different events, writings, narratives, debates, and political ideologies. This course combines discussion, lecture, and multimedia. It presents a narrative, interpretation, and analysis of African American history.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Carter-Jackson

Distribution Requirements: HS - Historical Studies

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered