HIST 7517X Slavery in the New World

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Slavery in the Americas from an Atlantic perspective (including developments in Africa and Europe) from the fifteenth century until abolition. Topics to be addressed include: the historiography of slavery, slavery in Europe from the Greeks and Romans to fifteenth-century Iberia, the changing nature of slavery in Africa, the slave trade, the economics of slavery, the plantation system, daily life among slaves and slaveowners, slavery and race, hegemony, resistance, slave revolts, the Haitian Revolution, abolition in the Americas, and post-emancipation challenges.


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