HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 001 Religion in the Making of African America
Term: FA 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected twice for credit.
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This course studies the historical development of African American religion from the faith systems adapted and created in the middle passage of trans-Atlantic slavery through the multiple evolutions of religious practice and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Course lectures examine the religious thought and experiences of African-descended communities in the United States, while exploring the U.S. context of African American religion through its historical connections with religious histories of the Caribbean, South America and Africa. The course’s reading, listening, and viewing assignments highlight the generational perspectives that have sustained African American religion’s connection to the politics and culture of freedom struggles during slavery and across the long transformations of post-emancipation society. A primary objective of the course is to account for the ways that African American religion (in its multiple varieties) has oriented African American claims for national citizenship and related (and at times competing) claims of belonging to the African diaspora. What religion has meant to these overlapping identifications of nation and diaspora — the “African America” of our course title — will be the guiding inquiry of course discussion.

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 204.003
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ISBN: 9780674022577
Rebecca's revival : creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic world, Author: Jon F. Sensbach, Publisher: Harvard University Press 2005
ISBN: 9780809015818
David Walker's appeal, in four articles, together with a preamble to the coloured citizens of the world, but in particular, and very expressly, to those of the United States of America., Author: [with an introduction by Sean Wilentz]., Publisher: Hill and Wang Rev. ed. w 1995
ISBN: 9780807857717
Black Muslim religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960 - 1975, Author: Edward E. Curtis IV., Publisher: The Univ. of North Carolina Press 2006
ISBN: 9780814720370
Daddy Grace A Celebrity Preacher and His House of Prayer., Publisher: New York Univ Pr 2009
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