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Fall 2013-2014
* HIS 387 / AAS 367 (HA)   No Pass/D/Fail

African American History from Reconstruction to the Present

Joshua B. Guild

This course offers an introduction to the major themes, critical questions,and pivotal moments in African American history since emancipation. It traces the social, political, cultural, intellectual, and legal contours of he black experience in the United States from Reconstruction to the rise of Jim Crow, through the World Wars, Depression, and the Great Migrations, to the long civil rights era and the contemporary period of racial politics. Using a wide variety of texts, images, and creative works, the course situates African American history within broader national and international contexts.

Sample reading list:
M. Marable, Let Nobody Turn Us Around
T. Hunter, To 'Joy My Freedom
G. Schuyler, Black No More
G. Breitman, Malcolm X Speaks
A. Orleck, Storming Caesars Palace
M. Alexander, The New Jim Crow
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150 pages of reading per week, plus 4 documentary films (available on-demand). Assignments include a short paper (5 pp.), take-home mid-term exam, and final paper (10-12 pp.).

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Papers - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20819 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   McCormick Hall   106   Enrolled:29 Limit:40
P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:8 Limit:13