2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 358 - African American History through the Civil War

(3.00 cr.)

Surveys the history of African Americans from the African Atlantic Diaspora to the end of the Civil War. Critical topics discussed include place, identity, memory, and the myriad ways in which African Americans created a sense of community. The course canvases the national landscape to see African Americans in states of freedom and enslavement, in the North and in the South, in cities and on plantations, in the "big house" and "in the field," and as skilled artisans and unskilled laborers. At all times students are poised to consider the degree to which African Americans possessed "agency" and how they used it to construct strategies of survival.

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: IAF/IU



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