AFR 164
Slavery in the United States Spring 2019 Division II; Writing-Intensive; Cross-listed as AFR164 / AMST165 / HIST164

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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: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15-19
Class#: 3236
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-Years and Sophomores
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada;

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