Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm

Dr. Tracy Teslow

This mixed lecture and discussion course will examine the construction and consequences of race and ethnicity in American history.

Through an exploration of controversies, debates, and critical events in American history from the colonial era to the 20th century we will consider how race has shaped life in the United States.

Topics include how racial thinking has affected the practice of democracy, where people live, how the federal government counts citizens, the way the Civil War and Reconstruction are remembered, who has been allowed to live and work in the United States, and varieties of popular culture.