Five College Consortium

African Diaspora Thought

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Black Studies
Course Number: 
291
Institution: 
Amherst College

[A/D] This course will critically examine seminal works on African and African diaspora thought since the eighteenth century and will explore the following major issues: the consolidation of Atlantic slavery in the eighteenth century, the anti-slavery struggle in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Black freedom movements in the twentieth century, and the consolidation and fall of colonialism in Africa and the Caribbean in the twentieth century. Discussed in their appropriate historical context, the course will explore anti-slavery, pan-Africanist, Black feminist, and Black nationalist thinkers, notably Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Olaudah Equiano, Thomas Fowell Buxton, W. E. B. Du Bois, Edward Blyden, Alexander Crummell, Frantz Fanon, Claudia Jones, and Angela Davis.

Spring semester. Professor Vaughan.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
BLST-291-01,HIST-291-01
Schedule #: 
BLST-291-01-1819S

Course Sections

African Diaspora Thought
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Olufemi Vaughan ovaughan@amherst.edu MW 02:00PM-03:20PM GREA 109