HIST 564 Week 7


1. How does Barkley Brown’s analysis illuminate and challenge the assumptions of nineteenth century liberalism and political economy?

2. How does Hunter’s analysis of how black working-class women defined and experienced freedom after the Civil War compare to the “vision of freedom” described by Barkley Brown?

3. In Hunter’s analysis, how does the “color line” give way to the “color wall?”

4. According to Blight, what political purpose did the “reconciliationist” view of the Civil War serve?

5. What is the distinctive epistemology and philosophical tradition of black women that Collins identifies?

6. How does each of the authors for this week (including Du Bois and “The Propaganda of History”) challenge conventional historiography?