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HIST 4812 Race, Class, and Ethnicity and the Struggle for Human Rights in America, 1941 to Present (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will explore the history of cities in the United States, and the role of race and ethnicity in shaping urban America. Using an array of scholarly texts and primary source documents, as well as music, film, and visual art, this course will trace the social and cultural history of U.S. cities. Topics will include: the formation of early-twentieth century immigrant/ethnic communities from Europe, Latin America, and Asia; the Great Migrations of African Americans to the urban North; white flight and urban economic decline after WWII; radical anti-racism in the 1960s and 70s; and the rise of "Global Cities."


Instructor(s): Llana Barber

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14