AMST 165 Slavery in the United States (W)

Last offered Spring 2014

Cross Listed as AFR164, HIST164
Slavery and freedom rose as concomitant ideologies--simultaneously and interrelated--critical to the development of the American colonies and United States. Few areas of American social, political, and economic history have been more active and exciting in recent years than the study of this relationship. This seminar introduces students to the most important aspects of American slavery, beginning with an examination of the international slave trade and traces the development of the "peculiar institution" to its demise with the Civil War.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: building on several preliminary essays, each student will complete a research project which leads to a final research paper
Additional Info: in addition to reading key books in the field, students will engage in primary source research using the College library's extensive holdings of microfilm and local records dealing with slavery
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Prerequisites: first-year or sophomore standing; juniors or seniors with permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora, HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada,JLST Enactment/Applications in Institutions
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 3622
AMST 165 SEM Slavery in the United States (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Charles B. Dew
AMST 165 SEM Slavery in the United States (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Charles B. Dew
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