HIST 4112

HIST 4112

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course provides students with a challenging and interdisciplinary examination of race and space in North American history. It engages public history and critical geographic study through the lens of African Diasporic place-making from the early national period to the present day. How did Afro-descendant people in North America come to know the landscape and fashion communities around wilderness, swamps, urban cores and other "undesirable" areas? What material elements of black spaces came to define what is meant by slums and ghettos? This course illustrates how ongoing struggles that Black communities face with displacement and gentrification are part of a long history that developed alongside territorial expansion and nation building that charted uneven paths to prosperity based on race, gender, and class. This course is timely given that there are about 1,912 sites listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places Database as having significance to "Black" heritage and will help students develop their facilities for assigning meaning to these identified sites and what place these spaces have in the understanding of American history.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNA)

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  • 19824 HIST 4112   SEM 101

    • TR McGraw Hall 145
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Hyman, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19825 HIST 4112   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies