Fall 2024 History UN3009 section 001

CITIES AND SLAVERY IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD

CITIES AND SLAVERY IN THE

Call Number 13524
Day & Time
Location
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Amy E Chazkel
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Although African slavery in the Americas is most often associated with rural life and agricultural production, cities were crucial sites in the history of slavery. This undergraduate seminar explores the intertwined histories of urbanization and slavery in the Atlantic world from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Readings and discussions will touch on slavery’s impact on such European centers as Nantes, Liverpool, London, and Seville and on African cities but will concentrate on the “New World,” eventually coming to focus on the places where slavery lasted long enough to intersect with the beginnings of urban modernity and industrialization: Cuba and especially Brazil. We will end the semester reading and reflecting on the lasting legacies of African slavery in the cities of the Atlantic world after abolition, considering both slavery’s memorialization on and erasure from the urban landscape.
Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 16 students (14 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Status Full
Subject History
Number UN3009
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20243HIST3009W001