HIST 395: Topics in Digital History

HIST 395-001: Comparative Slavery
(Fall 2022)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Nguyen Engineering Building 1103

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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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students to issues and methods in digital history through study of a particular topic May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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