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CS92PROD
Beyond 1619: Enslavement in the United States, 1619-1860

HIST 351
Fall 2021
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

The recent publication of the New York Times' "1619 Project" has refocused attention on the history and lasting effects of enslavement in the United States. Discussion of slavery as America's "original sin," however, oversimplifies the complex, multifaceted, and adaptable nature of enslavement in American history. This seminar will provide students with a grounding in the extensive literature of slavery in the United States from 1619 to the outbreak of the Civil War. We will examine slavery as an economic system of labor exploitation, a racialized hierarchy that legitimized white supremacy, and as a site of resistance and cultural formation. We will explore, additionally, the lives of enslaved individuals alongside our study of the institution of slavery.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on OCT-23-2021
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