AAS 333 - Perspectives in Afro-American History
Section: 001 Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 201.
Other Course Info:
(African-American Studies). Sp.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In 1920, Carter G. Woodson, the “father of Black history,” wrote the following in the Journal of Negro History: “One of the longest unwritten chapters of the history of the United States is that treating of the relations of the Negroes and the Indians.” In response to Woodson’s call, this combined lecture/seminar will explore intersections in African American and Native American histories and lives. We will build upon material students have previously encountered in Afro-American studies, Native American studies, American studies, and American history to develop an understanding of the significant historical interrelationship between Blacks and Indians in the formative years of the American colonies and the United States. Our course of study will include key moments and issues in the African American and American Indian pasts, with a focus on the themes of colonialism, slavery, racial formation and racial categorization, tribal sovereignty, and American national identity. We will also examine contemporary manifestations of this shared past, the current political implications of Native and Black relationships, and the construction and experience of “Black Indian” identities.

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AAS 333 - Perspectives in Afro-American History
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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