African American History, 1444-1877|
This course will examine the history of blacks in the New World from the 15th to the late 19th centuries. Beginning with the expansion of Europeans into the, from their perspective, newly discovered lands in Africa and the Americas, this class explores the Middle Passage, the history of slavery and emancipation in a hemispheric context, as well as the ideology of race during the 18th and 19th centuries in the wake of transformative intellectual movements in the U.S. and Europe. The course adopts a disaporic conceptual framework to elucidate the world-systemic dimensions of the history of blacks in the Americas. Moreover, it aims to show that rather than constituting a "minority," blacks represent one of the founding civilizations (along with Western Europeans and the Indigenous populations) to the "new worlds" that would be instituted in the wake of the Encounter of 1492.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AFST-MN)(AMST)(CBST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Colin A. Palmer, PASSAGEWAYS (1997)
Steven Mintz, ed., AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES (1993)
David Northrup, ed., ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (1994)
Philip D. Morgan, SLAVE COUNTERPOINT (1998)
Gwendolyn Hall, AFRICANS IN COLONIAL LOUISIANA (1992)
J.O. and L.E. Horton, IN HOPE OF LIBERTY (1997)
Sylvia Frey, WATER FROM THE ROCK (1990)
Virginia Ex-Slaves, ed by Charles Perdue, WEEVILS IN WHEAT (1976)
Ira Berlin, et al., eds., FREEDOM'S SOLDIERS (1998)
|Examination and Assignments: |
One documentary analysis (33% of your grade); one essay (33%); and a final document/essay mix (34%).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
You are expected to attend two weekly lectures, to read documents/chapters, and to regularly participate in discussions.
|Instructor(s): Eudell,Demetrius L. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 10||FR: 10|