Beyond 1619: Enslavement in the United States, 1619-1860|
|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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
MARCUS REDIKER, THE SLAVE SHIP: A HUMAN HISTORY (NEW YORK: PENGUIN/VIKING, 2007).
JULIUS S. SCOTT, THE COMMON WIND: AFRO-AMERICAN CURRENTS IN THE AGE OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION (LONDON: VERSO BOOKS, 2018).
WALTER JOHNSON, SOUL BY SOUL: LIFE INSIDE THE ANTEBELLUM SLAVE MARKET (CAMBRIDGE: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1999).
STEPHANIE M. H. CAMP, CLOSER TO FREEDOM: ENSLAVED WOMEN & EVERYDAY RESISTANCE IN THE PLANTATION SOUTH (CHAPEL HILL: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, PRESS 2004).
EVA SHEPPARD WOLF, ALMOST FREE: A STORY ABOUT FAMILY AND RACE IN ANTEBELLUM VIRGINIA (ATHENS: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS, 2012).
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|Instructor(s): Vrevich,Kevin Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: FISK314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 0||FR: X|
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