HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 002 Comparative Slavery in the Americas
Term: FA 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History concentration. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines enslavement in the Americas from the early-seventeenth to the late-nineteenth centuries. We will focus primarily on African enslavement and the different forms it took both historically and geographically during this period, although we will also study other forms of slavery and bondage during the period, including of indigenous and European peoples. Looking at South America; the French, Spanish and British Caribbean; the Lower and Upper South of North America; and the northern portion of the United States, we will examine how both time and space altered the look and feel of African enslavement in the Western Hemisphere.

While many of the readings deal with the day-to-day life of slaves (work routines, family structure, relations with whites), there will also be sections on:

  • slave rebellion,
  • slave maroonage,
  • manumission of slaves,
  • sexual relations between whites and the enslaved, and
  • the political position of slaves in these various locations.

The course is intended to develop students' analytical skills in writing for history, as well as for other disciplines. It will also push students to think more critically when they approach history.

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 195 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
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14351
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TuF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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14353
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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