HISTORY 262 - The American South
Section: 001 A History of Race and Culture since Reconstruction
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
HISTORY 260 and 261 are recommended but not required.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The American South has been at the center of many of the major historical and cultural events of the 20th century. Culturally, the region has been the birthplace of American music (from blues and country to rock and roll) and the home of great literature (for example, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston). Through its racial politics spanning segregation, violence, and a black freedom struggle and its economic transformations, it has also reflected broader developments within the nation. In this course, we explore the history of the South, paying attention to how it has shaped and been shaped by issues tied to race and culture, as well as how those concerns relate to gender, class, and nation. Throughout the semester, we will be asking, in what ways is the South unique and in what ways is it emblematic of the larger nation?

HISTORY 262 - The American South
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0807858803
Southern cultures : the fifteenth anniversary reader, Author: edited by Harry L. Watson and Larry J. Griffin ; with Lisa Eveleigh ... [et al.]., Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2008
ISBN: 019538475X
The myth of southern exceptionalism, Author: edited by Matthew D. Lassiter and Joseph Crespino., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
ISBN: 0870495275
The montgomery bus boycott and the women who started it : the memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, Author: ed., with a foreword, by David J. Garrow., Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press 4. print. 1990
ISBN: 0195086899
Southern crossing a history of the American South, 1877-1906, Author: Edward L. Ayers., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1998
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