HIST 1595 African American History From 1865

HIST 1595 African American History From 1865 (also AMST 1595, ASRC 1595) (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS) (HNA)

Tuesday and Thursday: 1:25-2:40 plus Independent Research

Professor Russell Rickford

Focusing on political and social history, this course surveys African-American history from Emancipation to the present. The class examines the post-Reconstruction “Nadir” of black life; the mass black insurgency against structural racism before and after World War II; and the Post-Reform Age that arose in the wake of the dismantling of legal segregation. The course will familiarize students with the basic themes of African-American life and experience and equip them to grasp concepts of political economy; class formation; and the intersection of race, class and gender.  

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Civil Rights March on Washington: Attribution Leffler, Warren K., photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons