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The African American Experience in the 19th Century

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Engaging history, literature, and film, this course will introduce students to the struggles of African Americans for freedom before, during, and after the Civil War. While the enslaved sought refuge from bondage through self-emancipation, free African Americans in the North battled reactionary forces that sought to establish racial control and division. Students in this discussion-based course will write essays and reviews of books and films.