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361 HST

A comparative study of South African and United States (especially Southern) history, this course examines similarities and differences in the way concepts of “race” shaped these countries’ past and present, including how “race” intersected with class and ethnicity, but also gender. Topics covered include white settlement, the frontier, and subjection of indigenous peoples; racial slavery; “race mixing” and the “color line;” intra-white conflict and creation of white supremacist states; industrialization, racism, and labor relations; and Jim Crow, segregation, and apartheid.


Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing, and one history course or Permission;