HIST-494 The African-American Great Migration
Spring for 2014-2015
This course examines the African-American Great Migration, the mass movement of African-Americans from the South to Northern cities. The course will begin with an examination of the conditions that compelled African-Americans to flee the South, particularly World War I, Northern industrialization and the codification of Jim Crow laws. Then, students will read texts, memoirs and original documents about Great Migration cities--New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Detroit. The course will emphasize thew ways in which the Migration informed African-American religion, gender relations, business, educational opportunities and politics.
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