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GGS 418SEM Comparative Slavery: Africa, America, and the Caribbean


This seminar examines slavery in a global context, by comparing and contrasting systems of slavery and slave experiences from classical Greece and Rome, through Medieval Europe and Islamic Mediterranean Slavery, to the Modern Atlantic (slavery in Africa, Europe, and the Americas). The course demonstrates how slavery went from a common human practice to a racialized operation in the modern period. It is divided into five parts: old world slavery, colonial slave systems, slave societies, slavery and gender, and slave soldiers. Throughout the course, we will seek to understand how and why the institution of slavery changed over time and why it was different from place to place. This course is the same as HIS 418 and university repeat rules will apply. AAL

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Spring
Published: Jul 15, 2021 08:29:13