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Black Historiography (440-0-20)


Martha Biondi

Meeting Info

Kresge Centennial Hall 2-435: Tues 2:00PM - 4:50PM

Overview of class

Black Historiography explores questions of historical methods, major debates, key texts, and a range of sources that have animated the study of Black History. Along the way, we will interrogate what is meant by both terms—Black History and Black Historiography. To do so, we will explore areas of Black historical thought and the role of Black history in the making of the historical profession. As a core course for PhD students in African American Studies, a central preoccupation of the courses asks, whither Black History in the field of Black Studies?