The US South in the Twentieth Century

Spring 2015

HIUS 3232

The US South in the Twentieth Century

Grace Hale

This course examines the broad history of the US South in the twentieth century, with special emphasis on racial oppression and violence, the creation of segregation, class and gender relations within the region, the cultural and economic interdependence of black and white southerners, and the Civil Right Movement and its aftermath.   We will also learn to use novels, films, music, photographs, and artifacts of material culture as primary historical documents.  Requirements include readings, a midterm, a final, and a short paper as well as attendance at all lectures and discussion sections.

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University of Virginia
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