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Moon-Ho Jung
HSTAA 230
Seattle Campus

Race and Power in America, 1861-1940

Explores race and the shaping of American society between the Civil War and World War II. Topics include reconstruction, segregation and lynching, immigration and naturalization, imperialism, and movements for social justice.

Class description

We will explore race and the shaping of American society between the Civil War and World War II, when the United States abolished slavery, emerged as a leading industrial and imperial power, and admitted and excluded foreign-born peoples in unprecedented numbers. How did racial concepts, representations, and practices fundamentally define power dynamics in American culture? Topics include Reconstruction, segregation and lynching, immigration and naturalization, imperialism, and movements for social justice.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Though an independent class on its own, this course is designed to follow HSTAA 225 (American Slavery) and precede HSTAA 235 (American History since 1940) in content.

Class assignments and grading

In-class essay exams and research paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moon-Ho Jung
Date: 10/08/2013