Tera Hunter

Department of History & Department of African American Studies
Ph.D, History
Yale University
110 Dickinson Hall
office phone:
(609) 258-8904
Tera Hunter


AAS 366 / HIS 386
African American History to 1863

This course explores African-American history from the Atlantic slave trade up to the Civil War. It is centrally concerned with the rise of and overthrow of human bondage and how they shaped the modern world. Africans were central to the largest and most profitable forced migration in world history. They shaped new identities and influenced the contours of American politics, law, economics, culture and society. The course considers the diversity of experiences in this formative period of nation-making. Race, class, gender, region, religion, labor, and resistance animate important themes in the course.