Splash Biography

JAMES MAZAREAS, Graduate student in History.

Major: History

College/Employer: BC

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I study 19th century US history with a focus on slavery, race, abolition, and the Reconstruction era.

Past Classes

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H1953: Slavery, Race, and Politics in the United States in BC_Splash Spring 2020 (Mar. 29, 2020)
From Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton, politics in the second half of the 20th century can only be properly understood by looking at race. But more than just a reaction to the Civil Rights movement the roots of racial politics of this era can be directly traced back to slavery and the racial attitudes and prejudices that developed out of that institution. This class will focus on the ways which slavery affected the politics of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.

H1954: Radical Black Abolitionists and the Opposition to Slavery (1830-1860) in BC_Splash Spring 2020 (Mar. 29, 2020)
The history of the abolition movement tends to focus on white male abolitionists and on events that took place after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. However, female and male black abolitionists and escaped slaves engaged in both creative non-violent and violent resistance to the Slave Power in the decades before 1850. This class will focus on the actions of these men and woman.