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Slavery & Freedom the Americas

Subject: POL
Course Number: 340
Credits: 4 Credits
Available Online: No
This course explores the history and demise of chattel slavery in the Americas by using a global approach to examine developments and conditions of slavery and emancipation in Latin America, the Caribbean region, and the United States. By comparing slavery in the U.S. to other slave systems the class will explore whether the legacy of race relations in the Southern U.S. was exceptional or typical. Topics will include: the Atlantic slave trade, slave life and slave culture, the expansion of slavery in the southern United States, resistance to slavery and violent revolution in Haiti, the long demise of slavery in the Americas, and the efforts of freed people to give meaning to their new birth of freedom.�
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