Fall 2023 History UN3928 section 001



Call Number 10420
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
301M Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Natasha J Lightfoot
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This seminar investigates the experiences of slavery and freedom among African-descended people living and laboring in the various parts of the Atlantic World. The course will trace critical aspects of these two major, interconnected historical phenomena with an eye to how specific cases either manifested or troubled broader trends across various slaveholding societies. The first half of the course addresses the history of slavery and the second half pertains to experiences in emancipation. However, since the abolition of slavery occurs at different moments in various areas of the Atlantic World, the course will adhere to a more thematic and less chronological structure, in its examination of the multiple avenues to freedom available in various regions. Weekly units will approach major themes relevant to both slavery and emancipation, such as racial epistemologies among slaveowners/employers, labor regimes in slave and free societies, cultural innovations among slave and freed communities, gendered discourses and sexual relations within slave and free communities, and slaves’ and free people’s resistance to domination. The goal of this course is to broaden students’ comprehension of the history of slavery and freedom, and to promote an understanding of the transition from slavery to freedom in the Americas as creating both continuities and ruptures in the structure and practices of the various societies concerned.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 6 students (14 max) as of 6:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number UN3928
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20233HIST3928W001