HIST 7517X Slavery and Freedom: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
History and historiography of slavery and meanings of freedom in geographical regions including but not limited to the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds. Use of the scholarship, archives, and images inspired by peoples in bondage, to connect and compare the ways in which slavery was codified, experienced, imagined, narrated, and contested in different parts of an interconnected world. Concepts of ?agency,? ?diaspora,? and tropes of ?difference,? in histories of slavery and emancipation; boundaries between law and practice, family and the market, and nation and empire within that history; its relationship with discourses of poverty and the workings of political economy, culture and community; identity formations of race, caste, class, gender, sex, and sexuality; impact of migrations, revolts and revolutions.
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