Teaching

Race & Riots in American History, 1600-Present

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

The course will examine the history of riots in America from the 1600s to the present. The course takes an expansive interpretation of what constitutes a riot in an effort to study the circumstances under which protests and rebellions are interpreted as riots. What a riot is, if a riot is distinct from a rebellion, and the politics of labeling actions a riot will all be subject to our scrutiny throughout the course. While race has been an important element to every riot in American history, most riots represented overlapping interests of race, gender, class, and even sexuality. As...

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Introduction to African American History

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

The course offers a general introduction to the history of African Americans from the era of slavery to the present. The course will reveal how African Americans actively shaped their history and the history of the American nation, all in the midst of tremendous challenges. Topics of exploration will include slavery and the slave trade, identity development, Jim Crow and organized white supremacy, gender and sexuality, the long civil rights movement, the rise of the modern carceral state, and the contradictions of racial progress.

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