HIST 366: Comparative Slavery

HIST 366-001: Comparative Slavery
(Fall 2022)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Nguyen Engineering Building 1103

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Section Information for Fall 2022

More than twelve million Africans were loaded onto slave ships and transported to the Americas between 1500 and 1866. The aftershocks of this trafficking still influenced politics in the United States, scholarly debates in Africa, and arguments over reparations for those negatively impacted by the trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Rather than solely focusing on the Atlantic, however, this course will examine slavery and slave trading from a global perspective. We will place the more well-known trans-Atlantic slave trade alongside other forms of coerced labor migration. In order to engage in this comparative project, students will examine a variety of publicly available databases constructed by scholars. Students will learn about how these digital history projects are transforming the field. They will also use online datasets to engage in a short research project on a topic of their choosing. Prof. Jane Hooper (Madden)

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Credits: 3

Examines systems of slavery from ancient world to modern world, with special emphasis on Atlantic slave trade and slave societies in Latin America and Anglo America. Considers impact of slaves and slavery on cultural, economic, and political systems in Africa and Americas from 16th to 19th centuries. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
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This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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