An introduction to African-American history and the role black men and women have played in the cultural, economic, and political life of the United States. Topics will include the rise of slavery; the American Revolution and the problem of slavery; African-American social, economic, and cultural life in the antebellum North and South; the struggle for freedom during the Civil War and Reconstruction; and African-Americans in the age of segregation and disenfranchisement.

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