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HIST 5480 Senior Colloquium: Contested Cities: Race, Class, and Sexuality (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore how racial and ethnic newcomers encountered the American city in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Looking at various groups - older European and Asian immigrants, black migrants from the South, sexual minorities, and recent arrivals from Latin America and the Caribbean - we’ll look at how these newcomers worked, played, organized, and claimed space in the city. We’ll pay particular attention to social and political struggles over urban spaces including neighborhoods, commercial districts, amusement areas, and public parks. Students will conduct research on migrant communities in Boston and collaborate in the production of digital public history projects.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marilynn Johnson

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing.

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Last Updated: 08-Feb-18