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American Slavery - HSTY2659

Year - 2020

This unit traces the history of slavery in the New World, from the 16th century to its eventual abolition in the 19th. We'll begin in Africa and with the slave trade itself, and devote most attention to the British colonies and then the United States, but we will place events there in a broader hemispheric context, paying attention to Saint Domingue, Cuba, Brazil. How much of slave life can a historian recover? How important was slavery in the economic development of the US? What role does the memory of slavery play in American culture?

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

1x500wd essay proposal (10%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), take-home exercises (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in the History major




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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