HIST 164
Slavery in the United States Spring 2010
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed HIST 164 / AFR 164
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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.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3083
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: building on several preliminary essays, each student will complete a research project which leads to a final research paper
Extra 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
Prerequisites: first-year or sophomore standing
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students, and then to sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
Unit Notes: meets Group F requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 164 Division II AFR 164 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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