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Spring 2018-2019
* AAS 366 / HIS 386 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

African American History to 1863

Tera W. Hunter

This course explores African-American history from the Atlantic slave trade up to the Civil War. It is centrally concerned with the rise of and overthrow of human bondage and how they shaped the modern world. Africans were central to the largest and most profitable forced migration in world history. They shaped new identities and influenced the contours of American politics, law, economics, culture and society. The course considers the diversity of experiences in this formative period of nation-making. Race, class, gender, region, religion, labor, and resistance animate important themes in the course.

Sample reading list:
David Brion David, Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New Wor
Walter Scott, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
David Walker, David Walker's Appeal
Maria W. Stewart, America's 1st Black Woman Political Writer
Primary Documents, Posted on Blackboard
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150 pages of reading per week. Research digs, take home mid term, research paper, weekly blackboard posts.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other information:
This course meets the AAS pre-20th century core survey course requirement for the AAS Concentration and certificate.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40246 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am T Th   McCosh Hall   4   Enrolled:32 Limit:40
41959 P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
42726 P02 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm Th   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43176 P03 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm Th   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:7 Limit:15
42748 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled