Racism in World History - D55 31600
|D55 31600||12 hours|
This course examines how racism shaped selected events in world history from the Middle Ages to the end of Apartheid in South Africa. In the course racism is defined as the process in which race is used to create and justify a social hierarchy in which one group of people dominates other groups. Within a chronological framework the course examines racism in Medieval Europe, during the age of early modern European overseas expansion, during the era of the American and French Revolutions, and in the age of the Nation-State and Imperialism. The course ends with an analysis of the rise and fall of racist regimes in the American South, Nazi Germany, and Apartheid South Africa.