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We Were Eight Years in Power: The Reconstruction Era
HIST 241
Fall 2023
Section: 01  

Racial slavery was inextricably tied to the rise of both colonialism in the "New World" and global capitalism. It fueled a complete reorientation of world economic and political systems with consequences still evident today. Yet people on both sides of the Atlantic--Black and white--challenged the idea of racial slavery and its entrenched interests. The abolitionists succeeded in emancipating millions, but did not fully achieve their goals for human rights. In this course, we will examine the rise and fall of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, with particular attention paid to the North American mainland and Caribbean.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on OCT-03-2023
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