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History 209. African American History to 1877

Examines the early history of people of African descent in North America, placing the experiences of African Americans at the center. Includes a survey of African history before European incursions and attention to enslavement, culture, women’s experiences, community and family life among both free and enslaved blacks, and the role of African Americans in the American Revolution, the Civil War and Reconstruction.