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HIST 4811 African Slave Trade (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

From antiquity to the late nineteenth century Black Africans were sold as slaves to the far corners of the world. 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.


Instructor(s): David Northrup

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfils Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14