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Slavery in World History

This course contrasts American slavery with forms of unfree labor in other parts of the world. Six topics are covered, the precedents (slavery in the ancient world, Islamic Middle East and pre-colonial Africa); the slave experience in the Americas, including Brazil, the Caribbean and the U.S.; the economy of slavery and its effects in Africa and the Americas; slave resistance; the abolition of slavery in Africa and the Americas; and the legacies of slavery in the Americas (miscegenation, racial identity and relations, and economic development). Spring semester, alternate years.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: WT
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0