AAS-HIUS 366
African American History, 1860 to the Present

SYLLABUS

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Welcome/Course Overview/Introduction
W 1/15: History in the Now

Unit I: Race, Slavery, and Citizenship

M 1/20: A White Man's Country?

W 1/22: War, Manhood, Violence, and Citizenship I

M 1/27: War, Manhood, Violence, and Citizenship II

W 1/29: Back to Africa? Immigration, Emigration, and Colonization
Unit II: The Meaning of Freedom

M 2/3: Forty Acres and a Mule

W 2/5: Domestic and Industrial Labor in the New South

M 2/10: Family and Kinship

W 2/12: Community Life and Institution-Building

Unit III: "The New South"

M 2/17: (SNOW - CLASSES CANCELLED)

W 2/19: "Old Negro"/New Negro": An American Typology

M 2/24: Lynching

W 2/26: Race, Culture and Tradition: Jazz as Cultural Property


SPRING RECESS - March 1-9

M 3/10: Review -- CLICK HERE FOR STUDY GUIDE

W 3/12: Midterm

Unit IV: The City/Origins of "The Ghetto"

M 3/17: New Demographies and Changing Political Landscapes

W 3/19: New Cultural Currents in African-American Life

M 3/24: The Two Worlds of Emmett Till

W 3/26: Blacks and Organized Labor/The Great Depression and the New Deal

Unit V: World War II and the Modern Civil Rights Movement

M 3/31: Civil Rights I

W 4/2: Civil Rights II

F 4/4: Short Paper Proposal Due, 4 p.m.

M 4/7: Black Nationalism

W 4/9: "Color Adjustment"

Unit VI: Race and Popular Culture

M 4/14: "Black Power" in Hollywood

W 4/16: From Blues to R & B

M 4/21: Race and Sport

W 4/23: Hip-Hop and the Globalization of African-American Culture

F 4/25: Short Paper Due, 4 pm.

M 4/28: In-Class Discussion/Review: Where are we now?


FINAL EXAM (Block 7): Friday, May 2, 0900-1200

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