Three Generals in the Lord's Army|
Spring 2008 not offered
This course will investigate the specific ways in which religion was used by slaves as a political and revolutionary tool to combat their enslavement. Focus will be placed on the African slave trade phenomenon, the heritage of New World slaves, the historical roots of slavery in North America, and the justifications advanced for its legalized institution. Special emphasis will be placed upon the lives and times of three black men - Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey, and Nat Turner - as key examples of the slaves' continued resistance to enslavement and of the ways the slaves' religion was incorporated into their liberation struggles.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
A. Bontemps, BLACK THUNDER
S. Bradford, HARRIET TUBMAN: MOSES OF HER PEOPLE
D. Mathews, RELIGION IN THE OLD SOUTH
A. Raboteau, SLAVE RELIGION
D. Robertson, DENMARK VESEY: THE BURIED HISTORY OF AMERICA'S LARGEST SLAVE REVOLUTION
K. Stampp, THE PECULIAR INSTITUTION
D. White, ARN'T I A WOMAN?
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers: 1) a short essay (3 pages); 2) a midterm essay (5-8 pages); and a final essay (10 pages)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills a "Religion in Society" departmental requirement.
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