HIST 030A - African-American History to 1877 - Units 3

Prerequisite Skills: 1. Reading level II.

This course is an examination of African American history from its origins in early West Africa through Reconstruction. Topics emphasized include the contributions of African Americans to colonial economic growth; the role of African Americans in the American Revolution and the impact of revolutionary ideology on the issue of slavery; slavery in the antebellum South; the rise of the abolitionist movement; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. This course fulfills the Social Science (group A) requirement for the AA and AS degrees and applies toward the completion of California State requirements in U.S. History and Institutions. (Title 5, Section 40404). (UC, CSU)