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Three Generals in the Lord's Army
RELI 283
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 239

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.

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

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