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Nikhil Pal Singh
HSTAA 322
Seattle Campus

African-American History, 1865 To The Present

African-American experience from Reconstruction to the present, emphasizing the variety of African-American political expression. Gender and class differences closely examined, as well as such constructs as "community," "race," and "blackness."

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HSTAA 322 is a survey of modern African American history from 1877 to the present. The course traces the central drama of this period: the consolidation of Jim Crow at the end of the 19th-century, and the dismantling of white supremacy under pressure of the modern civil rights movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The course will pay particular attention to the migration and the urbanization of black life and the emergence of a black intelligentsia and social movements in the era before WWII, and the increasing centrality of black popular culture, especially music, and the reconsolidation of racial inequality in the post-WWII era.

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Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 02/05/2003