Session I: Monday June 8, 15, and 22 from 1-2:30 pm
Session II: Wednesday June 10, 17, and 24 from 1-2:30 pm
To enroll, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Piker: email – email@example.com
1619 is the date of arrival on these shores of the first enslaved black Africans. THESIS: contra conventional historical narratives, slavery is our nation’s very origin and has to this day pervasively and decisively influenced what our nation is. Does this revisionist historical narrative have merit? A full 8/19 edition of the New York Times Sunday magazine argues that it does. Our course will evaluate the NYT revisionist American historical narrative. Lecture and discussion. Copies of the NYT magazine edition presenting the revisionist narrative will be distributed to the class. Steve Piker is a retired anthropologist, has done much teaching and research on religion, and has offered a number of courses at MSC.
Reading Material: New York Times August 2019