2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

ALST 388 - The American South: From Reconstruction to the Present

Examines the historical and social changes of the American South from the end of the Civil War throughout the twentieth century. The South, a region left almost destitute following the Civil War, underwent a major transformation which saw enslaved labor replaced with prison labor, industrialization driven by southern progressives who envisioned a “new South” and race relation struggles that would and still do plague the region. Material and visual culture, literature, journalism, music, food, religion, and recreation serve as course materials. Discussions cover a variety of topics including race, class, gender, southern agriculture, Jim Crow, the southern penal system, immigration, the South and the New Deal, southern labor, religion, cultural expressions through jazz, blues, country, and hip-hop, the civil rights movement, Southern conservatism, and voting rights.

Credits: 1.0
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts Practices: Confronting Collective Challenges
Core Component: None

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