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Terry A. Scott
AFRAM 150
Seattle Campus

Introduction to African-American History

Introductory survey of topics and problems in Afro-American history with some attention to Africa as well as to America. Basic introductory course for sequence of lecture courses and seminars in Afro-American history. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 150.

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This course will explore the struggles and accomplishments of Africans in North America. While some attention will be paid to African origins, the course will analyze the historical path from importation through the election of America’s first black president. Areas of exploration will include, but are not limited to, the following: the construction of racial identity, the development of chattel slavery, the slave family and community, the formation of postbellum black settlements, the concept of the New Negro, war and migration, social violence, the Progressive Era, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements.

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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 Mary E. Palms
Date: 01/25/2012