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Spring 2015-2016
* HIS 402 / AAS 402 / AMS 412 (HA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Princeton and Slavery

Martha A. Sandweiss
Joseph Yannielli


Research seminar focused on Princeton University's historical connections to the institution of slavery. The class will help develop a vibrant website that details the slave-holding practices of Princeton faculty and students, examines campus debates about slavery, and investigates whether money derived from slave labor contributed to the early growth of the school. Class will meet in Mudd Library.

Sample reading list:
Ira Berlin, Generations of Captivity
Farrow, Lang, and Frank, Complicity
Alfred Brophy, Reparations: Pro and Con

Reading/Writing assignments:
All students will do extensive research in University and online archives, and contribute to a database on the slave-holding practices of Princeton faculty and students. Students will also create content for the Princeton and Slavery website by writing short essays and developing online exhibitions. .

Papers - 70%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
Please submit a one-paragraph statement explaining your reason for wanting to take this seminar to no later than 12 noon on Thursday, December 10. Students will be notified of acceptance no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 10. If you miss this deadline contact for assistance.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40217 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Mudd Manuscript Library   1A   Enrolled:5 Limit:12