The University of St. Thomas

Afr Amer Hist Glob Persp
Title:Afr Amer Hist Glob Persp
Course Number:116
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Osler, Anne L
Time:1335 - 1440
Location:Murray-Herrick Campus Center St Paul
Room:MHC 201
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 M  -  W   -  F 0 25 25
Course Description:
An introductory social history survey of African-American experience in global perspective. This course will cover developments from the beginnings of the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the present. Topics include: West African cultures; origins of the international slave trade; African American life in the colonies and during the Revolution; development of slavery in global comparative perspective; resistance to slavery; and the role of African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras; Jim Crow culture; African American culture; migration; black nationalism and independent Africa; the freedom movements of the North and South; and African American popular culture. This course fulfills the general education requirement in historical studies.