Echoes of Slavery: Recovering the Histories of Enslaved People (NEW)

Students conduct archival research about slavery and create a research project to be made available to the public online. Examines archival data from digitized collections online or physical collections in the Boston area. Projects may range from devising an innovative interface for public use of the data or carrying out a demographic study to creating a story map or making a podcast or video. Students write accompanying short essays that situate the data in historical context and document the research projects.

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Offered Fall 2024

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.009

World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800

TR 9:30-11, 56-180
Sana Aiyar
Hiromu Nagahara
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.107 21G.043

Asian American History: 1865 to 1965

TR 1-2:30, 14E-310
Emma Teng
Introductory HASS-H
21H.165

A Survey of Modern African History

TR 11-12:30, 56-167
Kenda Mutongi Introductory HASS-H
21H.281

MIT and Slavery: Research

MW 11-12:30, 4-146
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.315

American Consumer Culture

W 11-1, E51-390
Caley Horan Seminar HASS-H
21H.S01

Special Subject: The Dutch in the World, 1600-1950: From Small Republic to Empire (and Back!)

R 1-4, E51-385
Marjoleine Kars
Anne E. C. McCants
Graduate

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.001

How to Stage a Revolution

Staff Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.061

The History of American Presidential Elections

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate Half term subject
21H.101

American History to 1865

Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.102

American History since 1865

Caley Horan
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.106 24.912 21L.008 21W.741 CMS.150 WGS.190

Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

M 2-4; 26-204
Danielle Wood Introductory HASS-H
HASS-A
CI-H
21H.108 WGS.110

Sexual and Gender Identities

Caley Horan Introductory HASS-H
21H.144 21G.087

Introduction to Russian Studies

Elizabeth A. Wood
Maria Khotimsky
Introductory HASS-H
21H.156 21G.045

Global Chinese Food: A Historical Overview

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Introductory HASS-H
21H.181 17.035

Libertarianism

Malick W. Ghachem Introductory HASS-H
21H.185 12.386 STS.031

Environment and History

Staff Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

TR 11-12:30; 56-162
Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.201

The American Revolution

W 2-5; E51-275
Marjoleine Kars
Intermediate HASS-H
21H.203

The History of American Presidential Elections

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.205 STS.427

The Civil War and the Emergence of Modern America: 1861-1890

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.211

The United States in the Nuclear Age

Not offered regularly; consult department
Caley Horan Intermediate HASS-H
21H.213 17.28

The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime

Christopher Capozzola
Adam Berinsky
Intermediate HASS-S
21H.214

War and American Society

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-H
21H.217 11.013

American Urban History

TR 10-11; 9-450A
Glenn Seminar HASS-H CI-H
21H.218

History of the Built Environment in the US

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.220 11.150

Metropolis: A Comparative History of New York City

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.226 11.015

Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.227

History of the US Supreme Court

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.228

American Classics

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder
Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.229

The Black Radical Tradition in America

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.242 21G.322

Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Intermediate HASS-H
21H.253 21G.075

Global Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Intermediate HASS-H
21H.263 WGS.220

Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa

Lerna Ekmekcioglu Seminar HASS-H
21H.265

Humanitarianism in Africa: A Critical History

Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
21H.266

South Africa and Apartheid

Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
21H.268

Urban History in Africa (NEW)

Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
21H.282

MIT and Slavery: Publication

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.283

The Indigenous History of MIT

Staff Intermediate HASS-H
21H.285 STS.025

Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.319

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law

Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-S
21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Seminar HASS-H
21H.321 11.026

Downtown

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.322

Christianity in America

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.357

South Asian Migrations

Sana Aiyar Seminar HASS-H
21H.383 U 21H.982 G

Technology and the Global Economy

Anne E. C. McCants Graduate
Seminar
HASS-S
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H