Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 18, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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ASRC 3434 - Underground Railroad Seminar

(crosslisted) AMST 3434 , SHUM 3434 
(HB) (CA-AS, ALC-AS) (CU-CEL)     
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

G. Aching.

This course offers undergraduates a unique approach to exploring the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad in Central New York. It is an experiential course that includes visits to specific known underground stations in Ithaca as well as Harriet Tubman’s residence and the William H. Seward House in Auburn, NY. It is also a community-engaged course in which students will contribute research for grant writing for two sites: the St. James AME Zion Church in Ithaca, which is a documented Underground Railroad station, and the Howland Stone Store Museum in Sherwood, NY. Readings include classic slave narratives by Frederick Douglass, Equiano, Mary Prince, and Solomon Northup and histories of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner and Kate Clifford Larson.



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