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

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This writing intensive seminar will focus on slavery in the southern United States–one of the most difficult and challenging subjects in this country’s history. After looking at several different approaches to North American slavery and examining in depth two of the key primary sources for the study of this institution, students will select an aspect of slavery for intensive research. The rich sources of the Chapin and Sawyer Libraries will be examined to show students the extensive body of materials available on campus for their research projects.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15-19
Class#: 3236
Requirements/Evaluation: class discussion critical part of this course; brief weekly writing assignments based on the reading done for that class; the final piece of written work will be a research paper on a subject of student's choosing due at the end of the semester
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-Years and Sophomores
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada;

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