HIS221H1: African American History to 1865

Hours: 
24L/10T

An introduction to the history of Africans and people of African descent in the Americas generally, and the United States in particular. Major themes include modernity and the transatlantic slave trade; capitalism and reparations; Atlantic crossings; African women, gender, and racial formations; representation, resistance, and rebellion; nation-building; abolitionism and civil war; historical method and the political uses of the past.

Exclusion: 

HIS298Y1 (2016-17)

Recommended Preparation: 

Any 100-level course in Arts or Humanities

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)