Course Description

United States History

HIUS 5559

New Course in United States History

African American Hist to 1877
Fall 2017

This seminar is designed to introduce students to the literature of African-American History, from the colonial era to the end of Reconstruction.  Major themes and debates will be highlighted, including the political, economic, social, and cultural experiences of African-Americans.  The course will help students define specific interests within the field and aid in preparation for examinations.  Students will read a book a week and spend the semester writing a 20-25 page historiographical essay.

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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