HISTORY 302 - Topics in History
Section: 001 The Atlantic Slave Trade: Histories & Legacies
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected three times for credit.
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The Atlantic slave trade, by which millions of Africans were forcibly removed from their homelands and transported to Europe and the Americas, constituted one of the major forces in modern world history. From its origins early in the “Age of Explorations” through its abolition some four centuries later, this trade affected profoundly and in many ways shaped the entire Atlantic world-Africa, Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean. This course attempts to grapple with the complex history of the slave trade- its origins, development, and consequences-but it will also examine some of the painful legacies of the trade and efforts to address these legacies in various quarters of the Black Atlantic in literature and film, calls form reparations, and recent attempts to “reconnect” the African diaspora with Africa through DNA mapping. This is primarily a lecture and readings course, but each week we will make ample time for discussion and interaction.

HISTORY 302 - Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 001: Meets with CAAS 358.002
002 (LEC)
5LSA Hnrs
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 002: Meets with POLSCI 389.004 and REES
003 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 003/004: Meets with ASIAN 380.003/004. Students enrolling in HISTORY 302.003 will be auto-enrolled in HISTORY 302.004
004 (LAB)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0521627249
Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1800, Author: John Thornton., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2nd. ed. 1998
ISBN: 9780143114253
The slave ship : a human history, Author: Marcus Rediker., Publisher: Penguin Books 2008
ISBN: 0820322245
The Amistad revolt : memory, slavery, and the politics of identity in the United States and Sierra Leone, Author: Iyunolu Folayan Osagie., Publisher: Univ. of Georgia Press [Nachdr.] 2000
ISBN: 0807055131
African voices of the Atlantic slave trade beyond the silence and the shame, Author: Anne C. Bailey., Publisher: Beacon Press 2005
ISBN: 9780674030688
Saltwater slavery : a middle passage from Africa to American diaspora, Author: Stephanie E. Smallwood., Publisher: Harvard University Press First pape 2008
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