War and Protest in the Black Atlantic

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

War & Protest/Black Atlantic

Spring 2019

Taught By: Jonathan Lande

Section: A

CRN: 7170

Credits: 4

As a social and political (not only military) history, this course focuses on the military service of and resistance to war by women and men of African descent, as well as the effects of military conflicts on their lives.By studying people ranging from the common foot soldier to slaves, women, and civil rights activists, this course addresses the manner in which societies treated marginalized groups when society itself was under attack. This course explores the different and sometimes contradictory definitions and meanings of patriotism and citizenship through the lens of military participation and antiwar protest, using primary and secondary sources. These sources include legal documents and letters to editors, poems and speeches, and petitions that distill what freedom and service meant to women and men throughout the Black Atlantic from the 15thto the 20thcentury. Through these texts, you will learn more about the history of women and men of African descent and how they have understood their realities in Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. and exercised their agency, when and where possible, during war.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:40am 5/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1002

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019