HISTORY 262 - The American South
Winter 2022, Section 001 - A History of Race and Culture since Reconstruction
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Martin Luther King, Jr., Hank Williams, and Beyoncé. The Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and Confederate monuments. The US South has often been at the center of the major historical and cultural events of the twentieth century and into the present. Culturally, the region has been the birthplace of American music (from blues and country to rock and roll and hip hop), the home of great literature, and the source of various religious, culinary, and other traditions. Politically, the region has been a site of intense conflicts over race, citizenship, and memory. In this course, we will explore the cultures of the South and situate them within a historical context. We will consider the various every day and expressive cultural forms that emerged from segregation and black protests, from working-class life, from Asian and Latin American migrations, from interactions with the rest of the nation, and from numerous other economic, political, and demographic transformations in the twentieth century. With a central interest in the race, we will also consider how the region’s racial and cultural developments have regularly intersected with the ideas and practices of gender, class, ethnicity, and nation. Throughout the semester, two broad questions will regularly guide our readings and conversations: What is the relationship between race and culture in the South? In what ways is the South unique from other regions and in what ways is it emblematic of the larger nation?

Course Requirements:

 Take-home exams, paper

Schedule

HISTORY 262 - The American South
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
22423
Open
40
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
22424
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22425
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
22426
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
22427
Open
11
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
22428
Open
16
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
22429
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
30488
Closed
0
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
30489
Open
14
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
36988
Closed
0
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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