Provides new perspectives on African diasporas and Germany by exploring how Germans interacted with and impacted the lives of African Americans in North America and indigenous peoples on the African continent and how, in turn, African Americans and Africans in the German lands profoundly reshaped things German since the eighteenth century. The course will examine these complex histories with a particular emphasis on the Black Atlantic, migration and labor, cultural practice and political activism, gender relations, racism, violence, war, and genocide.
Satisfies a major requirement in History
Satisfies a major requirement in Africana Studies
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement
Students entering before 2012: satisfies history distribution requirement
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement