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AFAM 2A Course Guide

This guide was created by SJSU library science graduate students specifically for students of AFAM 2A.


Virtual Museum Exhibits

Contested Franchise: The 15th Amendment and the Right To Vote in America

An exploration of the 15th Amendment, and how it changed everything (and nothing). 

The Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

The Civil War was America’s bloodiest conflict and remains central to understanding our nation’s cultural identity. Participants in the Civil War divided the conflict into three geographic regions or theaters of war. 

Virtual Tour - National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons to discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and brilliant innovations of Civil War medicine, innovations that continue to save lives today.

Civil War - Smithsonian Virtual Exhibit

This collection is produced by the National Portrait Gallery and is dedicated to examining the Civil War through the Smithsonian Institution's extensive and manifold collections.

Laura Plantation - Creoles and Slavery

For more than 20 years, Laura Plantation has been at the forefront of presenting the stories of enslaved people in Creole Louisiana. In February 2017, a museum exhibit entitled, "From the Big House to the Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation" was opened in a restored overseer's cottage. Daily research into this most important aspect of the plantation's history is ongoing.