Nov 27, 2022  
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Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAAS 3000 - African and African American History, Culture and Experience to 1865


This course will examine the myriad patterns of adaptation and adjustment of enslaved Africans and free people of African ancestry in the context of the history of oppression in the U.S. prior to 1865. Slave narratives and abolitionists tracts written by freed people, and other documents and historical and contemporary evidence, will be explored to consider their interpretation of African American culture and experience in a new world and a world Africans and African Americans made anew. Issues include culture, race, gender, social/economic status, and political economy among other factors within the context of institutional and non-institutional life in the U.S. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category.

Credits: 3 hours



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