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HIST 6690 Slavery, Race, and Abolition in America (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will explore the central moral conflict in early America through the lens of cultural, religious, intellectual, and social history. We will examine the rise of abolition and the change in antislavery ideology and tactics over time, the proslavery argument, the way debates over slavery influence American culture and society, racism and efforts to combat it, and the widening moral and cultural rifts between North and South over slavery. We will explore these issues by reading both the original pamphlets, newspapers, and books of the era and the pivotal interpretative works by historians.


Instructor(s): Cynthia Lyerly

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14