HIST 4157 Readings in Race and Nineteenth-Century American History (also AMST 4157)(HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS) (HNA)
Professor Tamika Nunley
This seminar invites students to consider major debates and historiographical problems that emerge in the history of race in nineteenth-century America. Through in-depth reading, engaging discussion, and scholarly writing we will examine slavery, northern reform movements, gender and power, the American Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow through the prism of race. We will explore tensions that emerge in the craft of history including public debates about the past, analytical vs. narrative history, the problem of archival sources, and what constitutes "good history."