HIST 4157

HIST 4157

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This seminar invites students to consider major debates and historiographical problems that emerge in the history of race in nineteenth-century America. Through in-depth reading, engaging discussion, and scholarly writing we will examine slavery, northern reform movements, gender and power, the American Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow through the prism of race. We will explore tensions that emerge in the craft of history including public debates about the past, analytical vs. narrative history, the problem of archival sources, and what constitutes "good history."

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS)
Course Subfield (HNA)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4157AMST 6157HIST 6157

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17981 HIST 4157   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person