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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2008

AMS 370 • Race and Citizenship in US History-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30090 TH
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
GAR 0.132

Course Description

Race has been key in defining citizenship since the founding of the United States of America. From the earliest treaties with Indians to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Jones Act, and contemporary police brutality, race has outweighed citizenship in determining the rights of individuals in this country. In this course we will use primary and secondary sources to analyze how race and citizenship have functioned for populations of color in the United States. We will examine events in U.S. history (e.g., men of color in U.S. wars or sterilization of women of color) and consider how citizenship impacts the histories of various groups as well as the writing of their histories.

Grading Policy

Short assignments 20% Annotated bibliography 10% Attendance and participation 20% Research paper draft and final paper 50%


Required readings will be available via electronic reserve. The bulk of the reading for this course will be from materials you collect for your research project.


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