HIST 2641 Race and Modern US History (also AAS 2641, AMST 2645, ASRC 2641) (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS) (HNA)
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:05-9:55 plus discussion
Professor Derek Chang
This course surveys modern U.S. history, from Reconstruction to the contemporary period. It will examine how race has been the terrain on which competing ideas of the American nation have been contested. From struggles over citizenship rights to broader meanings of national belonging, we will explore how practices, ideas, and representations have shaped political, cultural, and social power. A key concern for this course is examining how groups and individuals have pursued racial justice from the late-nineteenth century to the present.