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HIST 330 African American History

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none

This course examines the experiences of African Americans in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Topics to be covered include the Trans-Atlantic slave trade; the development of slavery; slave culture; black abolition and northern black life: the Civil War and the black war effort; emancipation and the freedmen’s community; Reconstruction; disfranchisement and segregation; Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois; black institution building; the Second World War and the black war effort; black protest movements and the civil rights era; and an assessment of the current state of blacks in American life.