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Slavery in the Americas

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Latin American Studies
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Mount Holyoke College
A course, organized topically rather than geographically or nationally, that offers a comparative analysis of African American slavery as a dominant social system in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the U.S. South. Topics include: why slavery?; sugar and slavery; historical demography; culture and the law; kinship and family; long-run economic development; patterns of race relations; master class and racist ideologies; resistance to slavery; and abolition and its aftermath. Readings include historical and anthropological studies, as well as a major documentary collection on slavery in Brazil.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Slavery in the Americas
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Lowell Gudmundson MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Skinner Hall 202