Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present. HIS 141 begins with the history and culture of the peoples of West Africa and ends with the American Civil War. HIS 142 begins with Reconstruction and ends with the present time. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Increases the knowledge of aspects of African history, from the development of the cultures of the different peoples of Africa prior to contact with the Europeans, to the present-day, circumstances and contributions of African Americans.
No prerequisites. Average reading abilities.
2. Shows students how the tools of anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics enhance the study of African and African American history.
3. Explores the significance of African economic, political, and social institutions on contemporary society.
2. Cush and Egypt
3. African migrations
4. West African kingdoms (Ghana, Mali, Songhay)
5. European contacts
6. Slave trade
7. Comparison of slavery in Latin America and North America
8. Colonial slavery
9. Slavery and the American Revolution: inconsistencies
10. African American culture: African survivals
11. Free blacks
12. Antislavery versus abolitionism
13. Civil War
2. Strange career of Jim Crow
3. Americans’ "Black" Empire
4. Harlem Renaissance-Marcus Garvey movements
5. Great Depression and World War II
6. Early civil rights struggles. 1945-1954
7. True impact of Brown v Board of Education
8. 1960 the presents: from freedom riders to what?
9. Future responses of Afro-Americans