Slavery in the Americas (HIST 379.3)

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Examines the history of slavery in the Americas, comparing the experience in the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Various themes will be examined; the reasons for slavery, the economics of the slave trade, the development of slave society, slave resistance and revolt, opposition to slavery, the abolition of slavery, and the aftermath of slavery.


3 credit units HIST at the 200-level.


Chronological and geographical designation will vary with instructor. See department for latest details. Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.

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