HIST 2452

HIST 2452

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course uses a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the importance of textiles in African social and economic history. It combines art history, anthropology, social and economic history to explore the role of textiles in marking status, gender, political authority and ethnicity. In addition, we examine the production and distribution of indigenous cloth and the consequences of colonial rule on African textile industries. Our analysis also considers the principles of African dress and clothing that shaped the African diaspora in the Americas as well as the more recent popularity and use of African fabrics and dress in the United States.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNU)(HGS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2452

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19208 HIST 2452   SEM 101

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Byfield, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online