New Course in United States History
This seminar is designed to introduce graduate 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.