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Charles Clark profile image
Charles Clark profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
  • 6 reviews
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5 years, 11 months ago
Dr. McCurry tackles a very difficult and potentially controversial subject in this course. As she states early on, the sourcing is both hard to locate and of dubious quality. It takes a lot of effort and exp... Dr. McCurry tackles a very difficult and potentially controversial subject in this course. As she states early on, the sourcing is both hard to locate and of dubious quality. It takes a lot of effort and expertise to sort it all out. Kudos to her for having the wisdom and patience to do that and deliver the material in a series of high quality lectures with some excellent primary source readings. Well worth the investment of time and effort. The chances to stimulate your thinking in this course are excellent.
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Edward Bobinchak profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 4 reviews
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6 years, 1 month ago
McCurry has a great approach to understanding the impacts of slavery within the broader history of the United States. She presents the historical facts in devastatingly clear detail, without getting ideologi... McCurry has a great approach to understanding the impacts of slavery within the broader history of the United States. She presents the historical facts in devastatingly clear detail, without getting ideological. This course opened my eyes to the bias of my own education in United States history and challenged many cultural assumptions about our (mostly Southern) "founding fathers." It exposed many of the implicit justifications for slavery that we still experience in U.S. Society and media.
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