AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 001 Atlantic Slave Trade: Histories and Legacies
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

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.

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24341
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
28930
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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