HIST221 - African-American History before 1877
Course Code: HIST221 Course ID: 3048 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course examines the complex and varied experiences of African Americans from slavery to 1877. Topics include West African roots, the middle passage, American slavery and resistance, the development of racism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. The course will examine internal and external factors that shaped the black historical experience economically, culturally, and politically. While the class is designed to proceed chronologically, important themes such as the development of racism, abolitionist thought, the slave community, and the impact of free blacks will be emphasized.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/21 - 12/31/21||01/03/22 - 02/27/22||Winter 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
- Effectively discuss African-Americans’ experiences in order to better understand their impact on national history
- Explain the foundations of slavery and how slavery developed in the New World from a less severe form of servitude into a permanent slave class based solely upon race
- Describe African-American history from the slave trade to the Reconstruction Era
- Identify the impact of race during the American Revolution and the Writing of the Declaration of Independence.
- Analyze and interpret historical issues as they relate to African-American history and conduct university-level research on the subject that is communicated effectively in writing
Reading Assignments: This course relies mainly on the assigned text, lectures, and supplemental readings. Links to these readings are located in the weekly lesson section of the course.
Discussion Assignments: Throughout the course you will answer questions in the Discussions, respond to the postings of you classmates, and answer follow-up questions that I will post in the Discussion. Directions for the Discussion assignments are located within the classroom in the Discussion area.
Written Assignments: During the course you will write two short papers, each at least three pages long plus a cover page and a bibliography page. An in-depth explanation of the exact expectations are located in the Assignment area of the class.
Films as listed inside the classroom
Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War
directed by David W. Padrusch; produced by David W. Padrusch (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 1:29:37 mins
Blacks in the American Revolutionary War produced by Jean M. Brannon
(Folkways Records, 1974), 26:01 mins
(Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1995), 49:55 mins
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
Directed by Martin, Frank, (Agoura Hills, CA: Eleventh Day Entertainment, Inc, 2014), Episodes 1 and 2.
Freedom's Road: Slavery & The Opposition
directed by Donna Lusitana; produced by Martin Gillam, in Civil War Journal
(New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1995), 47:26 mins
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
directed by Charles Burnett; produced by Frank Christopher (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 57:32 mins
Psychological Residuals of Slavery
written by Kenneth V. Hardy; presented by Kenneth V. Hardy (San Francisco, CA: Psychotherapy.net, 2008), 17:56 mins
Shackles of Memory: The Atlantic Slave Trade directed by Michel Moreau and Jean-Marc Masseaut (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 55:20 mins
directed by Craig Haffner; produced by Scott Paddor
(New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2002), 2:15:25 mins
Great resource site: Digital Library of American Slavery
Also if interested in other visual films to help comprehend this history go to:
HIST221 Play list for further videos and material http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPBnUkEpnBZU0YHWkqaAkfZLW2OD-k9P4
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
Required formats for citations and bibliography follows your major’s required format. Please see below the website of each style for further explanation.
Chicago Style: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html APA style: http://www.apastyle.org/
Also remember that Noodle tools has the Noodle bib express which showcases all three styles and has a fill in page that creates your citation and bibliography reference for you. http://www.noodletools.com/login.php
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
|Book Title:||To Make Our World Anew: Vol I: A History of African Americans to 1880 - e-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Oxford University Press Lib|
|Author:||Kelley & Lewis|
Not current for future courses.