African American History (HIH2209B)
This module will examine the history of African Americans in the United States from colonial times to the present and will discuss the ways in which “race” has shaped the course of American History. It will emphasise the active role African Americans have played in shaping the European settlements in North America since the sixteenth century and thereby offer an alternative perspective on the “American Experiment”. You will be introduced to a wide variety of primary sources and analyse how they reflect the experience of people of African descent. No prior knowledge of American History is necessary, the module is designed for non-specialist students. It is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways as it also deals with political science, sociology and cultural studies.