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HIST 156 - Black American Experience to 1865

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course investigates the history of Black Americans from west African origins to the abolition of slavery, roughly dating from the 1400s to 1865. Students examine the ways in which Blacks constructed a distinct African-American culture, influenced by the African past, shared experiences of enslavement, and the experiences of free Blacks. The course also pays close attention to the methods and tactics employed by Blacks to exert control over their lives, highlighting their major successes and achievements despite myriad forms of oppression and discrimination.

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Whittier, CA 90601

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