Soul Power: African American History 1861-1980

History 125B

Fall 2014
2 Leconte
Day & Time: 
TuTh 1230-2P

This course will examine the history of African Americans and race relations from the Civil War and Emancipation (1861-1865) through the modern African American Freedom Struggle (1954-1980), concluding with the post-Civil Rights-Black Power era (1980-2008). Social, cultural, and Social Change; the Harlem Renaissance; Civil Rights; Black Power; and, Beyond Civil Rights-Black Power. Possible texts: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk; Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery; Jacqueline Royster, Ida B. Wells; James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; Assata, An Autobiography; Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father. There will be two exams -- a mid-term and a final -- and two short response papers.

Course Books

Brown v Board of Education by Martin, Waldo Bedford. ISBN: 978-0-312-11152-6 Required
A Movement Without Marches by Levenstein, Lisa UNC Press. ISBN: 978-0807871645 Required
Black Against mpire by Bloom, Joshua and martin, Waldo University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0-520-27185-2 Required
To'Joy My Freedom by Hunter, Tera Harvard University Press. ISBN: 0-674-89308-5 Required
Three Negro Classics by Franklin, John Hope Avon. ISBN: 978-0-380-01581-8 Required
The New Jim Crow by Alexander, Michelle The New Press. ISBN: 978-1-59558-6438 Required