INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 008 Slavery in the Atlantic World
Term: WN 2018
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The enslavement of people of African and Indian descent was the engine that drove the development of European empires, the globalization of the world economy, and the rise of the modern era. Slavery gave rise to new ideas about freedom and human progress, and out of slavery and the slave trade emerged commercial practices like insurance and banking. Even as slavery came to represent the antithesis of the things we associate as modernity, the wealth generated through slave labor, the global connections created by the slave trade, and the resistance of enslaved people provided the foundation for our world today.

This upper-level seminar will examine systems of unfree labor in Africa and the Americas during the era of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Beginning with European colonization of the Americas and ending with the emancipations of the nineteenth century, the course will explore the labor and cultural practices of enslaved people as well as the evolution of slavery as a legal and economic institution. Although slavery was a global institution, we will pay special attention to the way that the organization of labor and the heritage of slavers and slaves created different societies in different parts of the Americas. We will also consider longstanding debates in the history of slavery such as the origins of racial slavery and forms of slave resistance. And throughout the course we will always consider the legacy of Atlantic slavery and how it continues to unfold in the era of Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter.

Course Requirements:

Students will be expected to complete assigned reading and actively engage in discussion each week. Each student will also present and help lead discussion for one class. Student grades will be weighted heavily on participation as well as one short paper and one long term paper. No final exam.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate majors in History, DAAS, and International Studies, although other interested juniors and seniors are welcome.

Class Format:

Seminar format

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
18851
Open
7
8LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
20957
Open
13
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
20958
Open
7
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
25852
Open
9
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
27553
Closed
0
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
31050
Closed
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
34440
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
P
31201
Open
3
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
010 (SEM)
P
27774
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
P
31372
Closed
0
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
4
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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