This course is discontinued

Syllabus/achievement requirements


  • Thomas F. Gossett, Race: The History of an Idea in America, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 1997).
  • Juan Williams, Julian Bond (introduction by), Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History (Penguin, 1988) (Paperback) (320pp)
  • Rachel F. Moran, Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance (University of Chicago Press, 2001).

Articles (available online via America: History and Life):

  • Douglas Hartmann, Joseph Gerteis, Paul R. Croll, “An Empirical Assessment of Whiteness Theory: Hidden from How Many?” Social Problems 56:3 (Aug 2009) 403-424.
  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and David Dietrich, “The Sweet Enchantment of Color-Blind Racism in Obamerica” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 634:1 (2011) 190-206.

On Fronter:

  • John Hope Franklin, “The Two Worlds of Race: A Historical View” in Race and History: Selected Essays, 1938-1988.
  • Takaki, A Different Mirror (Ch 4, 8, 9)
  • Peggy Pascoe, “ Miscegenation Law, Court Cases, and Ideologies of ‘Race’ in Twentieth-Century America,” in Sollars, Interracialism
  • Intro and “The Problem: Discrimination” pp 5-19 in Paula S. Rothenberg, Race, Class, & Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study, 2nd ed.


Suggestions for group work (Find the primary sources online):

  • Jena Six
  • Moynihan Report
  • Kerner Report
  • Tuskegee
  • Loving v. Virginia
  • Interracial dating
  • Hate Crime laws
  • Reparations
  • Repatriation movement
  • American Indian Movement

Required Field Trip: Holocaust og livsynsmuseum visit (Bygdøy)

Films (Optional):

  • Roots
  • Blood in the Face

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