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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Fall 2008

ANT 310L • Presidential Politics and the (Un)Making of "Blackness"

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30552 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
JES A230
James

Course Description

Presidential Politics and the (Un)Making of "Blackness" This survey course examines three eras in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries in which American racial politics rooted in the black experience shaped democracy. Presidential campaigns or administrations studied cover: the 1860s civil war and Reconstruction and the presidencies of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson; the 1960s civil rights movement, largely symbolized by Martin Luther King, Jr., and the "new society" of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson; and the 2000 and 2008 campaigns of African American Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, respectively Alan Keyes and Carole Moseley Braun, and Barack Obama.

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