HIST 890 (01) - Race in 20th Cen. America

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Full Term (08/27/2018 - 12/10/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16789
Seminar in one of the fields listed below: A) American History, B) Atlantic History, C) Canadian History, D) Latin American History, E) Medieval History, F) History, G) History of Islam, H) Ancient History, I) East Asian History, J) African History, K) Middle Eastern History, L) Historiography, M) Russian History, N) World History, O) British History, P) New Hampshire History, Q) Historical Methodology, R) Irish History, S) History of Science, T) Maritime History, U) Museum. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.
Section Comments: Full Title: Race in 20th Century America
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 801
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/10/2018 W 10:10am - 12:00pm HORT 422
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In 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois famously wrote that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” This seminar examines major works on race in twentieth-century America. It focuses most closely (but not exclusively) on the African American experience. This course places particular emphasis on the modern civil rights struggle, its origins, and the movement’s evolving legacy. We read classic texts as well as the most recent scholarship. We will also explore the nature of historical inquiry itself, modes of interpretation, and different approaches to writing history – from monographs and biographies to works of narrative history.