AADS 3213 African Slave Trade (Spring: 3 )
This course examines the origins of this nefarious trade with particular emphasis on the trans-Atlantic slave trade that began in the sixteenth century. Topics include the economic, political, and moral dimensions of the trade, including ways in which slaves were obtained in Africa, their transport to the New World, the slave systems that were established there, and the campaign to end the trade in African slaves. The African slave trade is an excellent introduction to the changing geography, economics, and ideas of the modern world.
Instructor(s): David Northrup
Last Updated: 05-Mar-14