African-American History

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

African American history as a lens through which to explore American national mythology and the notions of freedom, equality and democracy, as well as the paradoxes at the heart of American society. Topics include: the Atlantic Slave trade; the development of 'race'; slavery; abolitionism; the Civil War and reconstruction; urbanization; Jim Crow segregation; racial purity legislation and lynching; civil rights; Black Power; the debate over reparations.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 310A, HIST 318 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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