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Fall 2018-2019
* AAS 328 / LAS 352 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Slavery and Emancipation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Reena N. Goldthree

This course explores the history of African slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean from the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade in the early sixteenth century to Brazilian emancipation in 1888. The course will focus on the lived experiences of enslaved Africans, while also examining the broader social, political, legal, and cultural contexts. The assigned materials will include a variety of written primary and secondary sources, films, and visual images.

Sample reading list:
Herbert S. Klein and Ben Vinson III, African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sowande' Mustakeem, Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Pass
James H. Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion
Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian
Sherwin K. Bryant, Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage: Governing through Slavery

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will read approximately 200 pages per week. The major assignments will include: two short essays (5-6 pages), a midterm exam, and a final exam.

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23269 S01 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm M W   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:11 Limit:18