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HIST 156 - Black American Experience to 1865

Unit(s): 3.0

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This survey investigates the history of African Americans from their west African origins to the abolition of slavery, roughly dating from the 1400s to 1865. In this course, students will 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. This course will also pay 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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