AMS 370 • Race and Citizenship in U.S. History-W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
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.
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.