CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 001 Life and Death of American Slavery
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Few institutions have more profoundly affected American life than slavery. Yet despite the fact that slavery once dominated our politics, fundamentally reshaped the land and the economy, and forever changed American culture, the slaves themselves have remained largely invisible. In this course we will lift the veil over slavery in the antebellum United States and examine how the final generations of enslaved African Americans lived, worked, and fought to determine their own destiny.

Focusing on the heyday of the Old South, we will not only investigate how Nineteenth century African Americans were able to endure slavery, but also how they resisted and undermined it, eventually joining forces with the Union Army in order to defeat it. Readings will include Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, while lectures and class discussion will address a wide-range of subjects, including the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, runaways and slave revolts, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, and our lingering discomfort, as a society, in confronting one of the central realities of our past.

CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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11114
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
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25442
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
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23767
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 003: Meets with WS 343.001 & Hist 393.001
004 (SEM)
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27937
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Section 004: Meets with Women Studies 342.001.
005 (SEM)
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27938
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3
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
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29793
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (SEM)
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29806
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10
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
009 (SEM)
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29961
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section 009: Meets w/ Poli Sci 389.007
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