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HIST 119     Intertwined Paths: Jews, Africans, and the West’s Journey into Modern Times  (4)

This course examines the lives of those affected by two of the world's largest historical displacements—Jews and Africans. Students learn the historical and intellectual contexts within which these "Diasporas" occurred and read the accounts of those who enacted them and those who were displaced. The course considers the strategies that Africans and Jews used to counteract their oppressors, their fight for constitutional rights, and the ways their struggles affected the West's vision of itself. Open only to first-year students and sophomores.