AAS 203 - Issues in Afro-American Development
Section: 002 The Politics of Black Resistance to Slavery
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 111.
Other Course Info:
(African-American Studies). Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Over the course of more than four centuries, millions of Africans were forcibly transported across the Atlantic to serve as enslaved workers in colonial and post-colonial societies controlled by Europeans and their descendants. This course aims to reconstruct the diverse, traumatic experience of enslavement by focusing on efforts undertaken by slaves to reclaim their humanity and to assert, as expressed by the historian Michael Gomez, their very “right to be” `by resisting slavery at every stage of its development. Africans resisted capture in Africa, they often fought and engaged in other forms of resistance on slave ships, and they discovered ways of countering the oppression of plantation life over generations of captivity. This course aims to consider the “politics” of slave resistance in two ways. We will examine the ways by which forms of Black resistance contributed to the politics of their own time, but we will look as well at several examples of the ways in which instances of slave resistance in the past have contributed to the politics and discourses of the post-slavery twentieth century.

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AAS 203 - Issues in Afro-American Development
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002 (LEC)
P
29401
Open
13
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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