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070047 UE Guided Reading Modern History - Slavery in the Americas (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

UPDATE 2 November 2020:
Due to the shutdown the course will switch to online sessions from 3 November 2020.
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Depending on the number of participants (the seminar room fits 20 students following the rules for social distancing), the course will take place in a hybrid form with a mix of on-site and online teaching. The first (06.10) and the last (26.01) sessions will be online for all. Students will be divided into two groups for all other sessions. Mandatory attendance on site in the seminar room is expected from each group alternately every two weeks, respectively mandatory monitoring of the session online when no attendance is required.
Mandatory attendance on site for group 1 (online presence for group 2): 13.10 / 27.10. / 10.11. / 24.11. / 12.01.
Mandatory attendance on site for group 2 (online presence for group 1): 20.10. / 03.11. / 17.11. / 01.12. / 19.01.
Should the general conditions change due to Covid-19, the course will continue online on the dates specified.

Tuesday 06.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 13.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 20.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 27.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 03.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 10.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 17.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 24.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 01.12. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 12.01. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 19.01. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Tuesday 26.01. 16:30 - 18:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 8, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will introduce students to a broad range of aspects of the history of slavery in the Americas, such as: labour in the Atlantic world in early modern history, why African slavery in the Americas?, racism and slavery in early modern history, the Atlantic slave trade, the economy of slavery, the legal status of slaves, slave masters, women and the family in slavery, slave culture, slave resistance and rebellion, representations of slavery, the abolitionist movement, emancipation, life after slavery. Geographically, both North and South America as well as the Caribbean will be discussed. Due to the availability of key texts and sources in English, however, there will be a strong focus on slavery in the history of United States. Specific methods addressed in this course are text and discourse analysis as well as quantitative history, and image analysis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are expected to read all the assigned texts and will be assessed on the basis of short written assignments, their contribution to discussion in class, respectively in the forums available on Moodle, and a presentation. Students will receive feedback on Moodle for all the assignments and the presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

requirements for passing the class:
- 7 written assignments (600-800 words each) (60 % of the final grade)
- a presentation (held in form of an audio or video presentation of c. 10 minutes length together with a fellow student) (25 % of the final grade,)
- active participation in discussions (15 % of the final grade)
- regular attendance (students may miss one class when mandatory attendance is required and one online session)

grading scale:
100% - 87% 1
86,99% - 75% 2
74,99% - 63% 3
62,99% - 50% 4
49,99% - 0% 5

Examination topics

no exam

Reading list

As introductions:
- Gad Heuman, Trevor Burnard (eds.), The Routledge History of Slavery (London 2010).
- Herbert S. Klein, Ben Vinson III, African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (2nd ed. New York/Oxford 2007).
- Calvin Schermerhorn, Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery (Cambridge/New York 2019).
For further literature see Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu VO Geschichte der Neuzeit

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Neuzeit (5 ECTS)
BA UF GSP: Globalgeschichte (4 ECTS)

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