HIST 615: Problems in American History

HIST 615-009: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
(Fall 2017)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Robinson A101

Section Information for Fall 2017

More than twelve million Africans were loaded onto slave ships and transported to the Americas between 1500 and 1866. This forced migration 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 reparations for those negatively impacted by the trade on both sides of the Atlantic.

This course will focus on the history of the transatlantic slave trade by examining the developments in Europe, Africa, and the Americas between 1500 and 1870 that influenced this diaspora. The scholarly debates to be discussed will include conceptions of race in a transatlantic context, the impact of the slave trade on African communities, resistance in the Americas and onboard slave ships, and global pressures towards abolition. In addition to writing weekly short papers and assisting with leading discussions, students will engage in a short research project on a topic of their choice.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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