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    Macalester College
  Feb 24, 2018
College Catalog 2017-2018

AMST 224 - African American History: Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction

Cross-Listed as HIST 224 
This course explores the Afro-American experience from the villages of West Africa to the cotton plantations of the antebellum South. Considers West African social structure and culture, the international slave trade, the development of racism, the development of American slavery, the transformation of Afro-American culture over more than two centuries, the struggle, the possibilities of reconstruction, and the ultimate rise of share-cropping and segregation. Alternate years. (4 Credits)