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Comparative Emancipation
HIST 352
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 351, AMST 311

This course will examine the unfolding of the emancipation process in the Americas. Beginning with the Haitian Revolution, the course will analyze the abolition of slavery in British, Spanish, and French Caribbean. The development of emancipation in the United States and Brazil will also be examined. Central to our investigation will be the way in which emancipation/freedom was conceptualized and implemented. What were its intellectual and political foundations? To what extent were the perspectives of the former slaves incorporated in the policies of the governments carrying out this process? What relation did these ideologies bear to the ideas that underlay the former slave societies? Moreover, the course interrogates the current trend that ascribes issues confronting blacks as having resulted primarily from slavery; in other words, the issues course will illustrate that the process of emancipation also bears a direct relation, both institutionally and conceptually, to the contemporary problems confronting blacks in the New World.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAR-26-2023
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