History 227: Explorations in the History of Race and Ethnicity

Race and Environment in the History of the United States

 Student in History 227 (Summer 2018) watch the Jeff Spitz documentary   The Return of Navajo Boy  .

Student in History 227 (Summer 2018) watch the Jeff Spitz documentary The Return of Navajo Boy.

A intensive three-week summer course from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of History exploring: 

  • how ideas about race and ideas about the natural world have overlapped and influenced each other
  • how processes of racialization have reflected shaped people's material lives and experiences of the environment
  • how racism has informed environmental politics and how environmental concerns have fit within movements for social and economic justice

Explore the syllabus here

Listen to students' podcast projects below (forthcoming).