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HISC34 Race, Segregation, Protest: South Africa & the United States

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HISC34 Rece, Segregation, Protest: South Africa & the United States
Winter 2022

Thursdays 11am-1pm

Instructor: Rick Halpern
Office: HW 432

Writing Style Guide

Use the following Style Guide for your writing and citations.

Important Information on Background Reading

You can search for these books in the library search.

American History

Students without a strong background in American History may want to supplement assigned readings with one or more of the following texts:
American Social History Project, Who Built America? (2 vols)
Peter Kolchin, American Slavery
Bruce Levine, Half Slave and Half Free
Edward Ayers, The Promise of the New South
John Hope Franklin, From Slavery to Freedom
James and Lois Horton, Hard Road to Freedom: The Story of African America
Robin D.G. Kelley and Earl Lewis, To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans.


African History

Those students desiring overviews of the South African case should consult one or more of the following books:
T.R.H. Davenport, South Africa: A Modern History
Leonard Thompson, A History of South Africa
William Beinart, Twentieth Century South Africa
Nigel Worden, The Making of Modern South Africa
Tim Keegan, Colonial South Africa and the Origins of the Racial Order; and Saul Dubow, Apartheid, 1948-1994.

In addition, students might want to read through these collections of essays:
ed. Shula Marks and Anthony Atmore (Economy and Society)
Marks and Richard Rathbone (Industrialisation and Social Change)
Marks and Trapido (Race, Class, and Nation).

Finally, students would do well to consult Shula Marks, “Southern and Central Africa, 1886-1910” in Oliver and Sanderson, eds. Cambridge History of Africa vol. 6 (1985).

Undergraduate Research & Creative Events & Prizes

The University of Toronto Scarborough is committed to fostering the undergraduate experience. As part of this commitment, the UTSC Office of the Vice-Principal Research and Innovation and the UTSC Library launched two successful initiatives in 2016 which continue to evolve and grow every year. Of particular note, we’re pleased to introduce a new creative project stream for our annual Forum.

Each initiative provides an opportunity for students who have excelled in research, scholarship and creative activities to showcase their work and win cash prizes.

More Information

UTSC Undergraduate Research & Creative Forum - Application deadline: February 17, 2022 11:59 PM EST

UTSC Undergraduate Research & Creative Prize - Application deadline: April 11, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Patricia and Peter Shannon Wilson Undergraduate Research Prize - Application deadline: April 17, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Have questions?

Check out the links above for details, contact your liaison librarian, or join us at 1 of 2 drop-in info sessions: January 18, 2022 2-3 PM EST OR January 26, 2022 10-11 AM EST.