AMST 3306 Reading Race
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as AMER 20.2.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Race and American political and literary culture from the American Revolution to urban modernism. The South as a paradigm of American culture, constructions of "race," tensions between democratic ideals and elaborate race and class distinctions. Readings from Thomas Jefferson, slave narratives, Herman Melville, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Mark Twain, Uncle Remus, Charles Chesnutt, and others. Cultural legacies and entanglements of minstrelsy, the blues, and jazz. This course is the same as Africana Studies 3228.
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