SSWI-244T Memphis to Ferguson: Rethinking Modern American History
Freedom and democracy-no two words are more commonly associated with the political history of the United States. What happens when we look at those terms through the freedom dreams of black citizenship movements? How does it change the way we see U.S. social, cultural and political history? How might it enhance our understanding of contemporary politics and culture? This course will undertake such a re-thinking, using a rich body of primary and secondary sources that track the development of the United States, from the end of the Civil War to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement.