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HIST 4343 Slave Societies in the Caribbean and Latin America (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Over 90 percent of slaves imported into the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade were brought to the Caribbean Islands and South America. The Caribbean Islands received 42.2 percent of the total slave imports and South America 49.1 percent. Among the topics covered are the rise and fall of slavery, the economics of slave trading, slave demography, patterns of slave life, slave laws, slave resistance, slave culture, social structure, and the roles of the freed people. The compass of the course embraces a variety of English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch speaking countries and a comparative approach.


Instructor(s): Frank Taylor

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with: AADS3373

Comments: Fulfills Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14