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BLST 306: Black Politics in the United States

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Course Description

Historical analysis of Black electoral politics in the U.S., including traditional political party participation and movement politics. Same as POLS 311.

This course also fulfills the Cultural Production and Analysis and Race, Politics, and Institutions major/minor theme requirements.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Cedric J. Robinson, “In Search of Higher Ground”

Barbara J. Fields, “Ideology and Race in American History”

Bayard Rustin, “From Protest to Politics: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement”

Göran Hugo Olsson & Annika Rogell, The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975

Ronald W. Walters, “The Making of White Nationalism”