Major - Race and Racism in America

HIST 2517  Race and Racism in America


Six credits of history at the 1000 level or 24 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




The American past has been shaped in part by the construction of racial categories. Whether to colonize, enslave, disenfranchise, or resist one another, the peoples of the Americas often used perceptions of racial difference to justify their actions. Students explore how these perceptions influenced American society, culture, and politics from pre-Columbian times to the election of Barack Obama.

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