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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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HIST 267 - African American History, 1865-Present


1 unit(s)
(Same as AFRS 267 ) This course examines some of the key issues in African American history from the end of the civil war to the present by explicating selected primary and secondary sources. Major issues and themes include: Reconstruction and the meaning of freedom, military participation and ideas of citizenship, racial segregation, migration, labor, cultural politics, and black resistance and protest movements. This course is designed to encourage and develop skills in the interpretation of primary sources, such as letters, memoirs, and similar documents. The course format, therefore, consists of close reading and interpretation of selected texts, both assigned readings and handouts. Course readings are supplemented with music and film. Quincy Mills.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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