In the twentieth century Harlem was the black metropolis, the black capital of the world. This unit will explore the history of African Americans in New York City, from its beginnings as a Dutch settlement down to today. We will look at the people, images and events that defined Black Manhattan, paying particular attention to everyday life in Harlem in the twentieth century.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd essay outline (10%), 1x500wd essay biblography (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd take-home exercise (20%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 junior credit points in Ancient History or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies