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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 214
U.S. Literature and Social Change

This class explores ways that American writers have used their novels, poems, and essays to construct, challenge, and revise our understanding of the role of the civic leader in a democratic society. Authors may include Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Sanger, Abbie Hoffman, Martin Luther King Jr., bell hooks, Frances Harper, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Catherine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Abraham Lincoln, Cesar Chavez, W.E.B. DuBois, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Skloot, Emma Goldman, Upton Sinclair, and others.

Course Credit:

Ajuan Mance

Last Updated: 9/21/17