ENGLISH 319 - Literature and Social Change
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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One of the most powerful examples of literature fueling social change is abolition literature. In the midst of heated debates about the political, economic, and social expediencies of slavery, activists used memoirs, novels, newspapers, and magazines to disseminate powerful arguments for the abolition of slavery. We’ll begin by considering the historical contexts of the slavery debate, then read classic texts such as David Walker’s Appeal, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Solomon Northup's, Twelve Years a Slave, and Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, as well as articles from leading anti and pro slavery newspapers and magazines.

Course Requirements:

Evaluation will be based on a series of short journal assignments, reading quizzes, and participation in discussion.

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ENGLISH 319 - Literature and Social Change
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 1775411192
Clotel, or, The presidents daughter, Author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884., Publisher: Floating Press 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780195052435
Incidents in the life of a slave girl, Author: Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1988
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 019158956X
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, Author: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1999
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1775416194
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, Author: Equiano, Olaudah, 1745-, Publisher: Floating Press 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0191561525
Uncle Tom's cabin, Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0807869481
Walker's appeal, in four articles together with a preamble, to the Coloured citizens of the world, but in particular, and very expressly, to those of the United States of America, written in Boston, State of Massachusetts, September 28, 1829, Author: Walker, David, 1785-1830., Publisher: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library 2011
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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