Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224
Section Information for Fall 2017
More than twelve million Africans were forcibly transported to the Americas between 1500 and 1866. The mass movement of people from one continent to another was unprecedented in human history and the forced migration of these Africans had a lasting impact on the peoples of Africa, the Americas, and Europe. The aftershocks of the trade can still be felt in politics in the United States, scholarly debates in Africa, and arguments over issues such as reparations for those negatively impacted by the trade. This course examines African history during the period of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. It will provide an overview of important economic and political developments in African societies between the fifteenth and late nineteenth centuries. In this course, we will focus on issues such as African participation in the trade and resistance from both slaves and leaders. We will also highlight African contributions to the Americas. By the end of the semester, you will have gained a greater understanding of the African side of the slave trade, including the turmoil, tragedy, and transformations that occurred on the continent during this period.
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.
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