F651 Winter 2020 All Men Are Created Equal? The Legacy of Racism in the United States
Mondays, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 27–Feb. 3
Instructor: Nathan Moore
Recently America’s racial tensions have been thrust back into the news. Whether it is debates over Confederate monuments, reparations for slavery, the rise of white nationalists, or the increased visibility of police shootings and brutality, there is a growing recognition that these topics cannot be ignored and must be addressed. This course will seek to join this national conversation by placing these current events in a historical context, and by surveying the long history and legacy of racism in the United States.
Nathan Moore has been a history professor at Northern Virginia Community College for five years and has taught classes on both ancient and modern history. He is currently finishing his PhD at American University, where he studies British communism.