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HIST 258 A - 20thC World to Midcentury

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Economic, social, political, and cultural developments in twentieth-century world history from late nineteenth-century to Second World War era.

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Title: Global History through the African Diaspora Topic: W.E.B. Dubois famously said that -the problem of the 20th century will be the problem of the color line.- This course examines the major events of the 1st half of the 20th century, including the World Wars, Harlem Renaissance, Marxism, Pan-Africanism and African nationalism through the lens of the African Diaspora. Histories of the movement of African peoples show us how people in the past theorized and practiced global connections even before modern technologies were available. They also push us to broaden our idea of what events and people are important to study in history. Transnational connections and exchanges are major themes of the course. Students will develop the tools and skills of historical knowledge and analysis in order to discuss digitally, in writing, and orally these major concepts of the 20th century. They will engage with a variety of primary sources, such as film, performance and literature, as well as

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Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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