Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm

Dr. Wayne Durrill

This course will examine the origins and development of servitude and chattel slavery in North and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. 

The course will introduce students to the economies of Europe and the Atlantic World,  the free and forced migration of peoples that originated with the slave trade, the impact of these institutions on the cultures of indigenous peoples,  Africans and African Americans, the rise of the abolitionist movement,  the political and racial consequences of slavery, the Civil War and its effect on US slavery, and its eventual demise in the United States and the western hemisphere. 

All major aspects of the institution of slavery will be surveyed, such as the slave trade, the legalization of the institution, and slave adaptation and rebellion.

This course is cross-listed with HIST 3017.