20th-century Black Conservatism|
This course examines the emergence and development of modern black conservatism in 20th-century America. Within this seminar, we will explore the roots, ideologies, and constructions of black conservative thought and action. What did it mean to be a black conservative in the post-Reconstruction era? How and why did it emerge? Did black conservatives consider themselves part of the larger black freedom struggle? How has black conservatism shifted, transformed, and evolved over the course of American social and political development? What is the significance of 20th Century black conservatism in America?
Effective Citizenship, Interpretation
Interpretation, Effective Citizenship:
Students will use analytical tools to explore a variety of historical interpretations. They will also deconstruct the assumption underlying seemingly absolute categories, while learning how to engage individuals with different views.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Booker T. Washington, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON PAPERS
Marcus Garvey, THE PHILOSOPHY AND OPINIONS OF MARCUS GARVEY
George S. Schuyler, RAC(E)ING TO THE RIGHT: SELECTED ESSAYS OF GEORGE S. SCHUYLER
Edward W. Brooke, THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE: CRISIS IN OUR TWO-PARTY SYSTEM; THE FAIRMONT PAPERS: BLACK ALTERNATIVES CONFERENCE 1980
Gayle T. Tate and Lewis A. Randolph, DIMENSIONS OF BLACK CONSERVATISM IN THE U.S.: MADE IN AMERICA
Christopher Alan Bracey, SAVIORS OR SELLOUTS: THE PROMISE AND PERIL OF BLACK CONSERVATISM, FROM BOOKER T. WASHINGTON TO CONDOLEEZZA RICE
Angela Dillard, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER NOW? MULTICULTURAL CONSERVATISM IN AMERICA
Additional short reading assignments. Reading list subject to change.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly review papers, oral presentations, final research paper/project.
|Instructor(s): Wright,Leah M. Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: ALLB113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 0|