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070069 GR Guided Reading (2018W)

Slavery in the Americas

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 09.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 16.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 23.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 30.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 06.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 13.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 04.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Friday 07.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 11.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 15.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 22.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG
Tuesday 29.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 2, Währinger Straße 29 1.UG

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. We will discuss texts and sources on the following topics: the Atlantic world in modern history, why African slavery in the Americas?, international slave trade, modern racism and slavery, 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 in images and films, the abolitionist movement, emancipation, life after slavery. Specific methods addressed in this course are text and discourse analysis as well as quantitative history, image and film analysis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of short written assignments and their contribution to discussion in class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment is based on active participation in class and group discussions (worth 20 % of the final grade) and 8 short written assignments (worth 80 % of the final grade).

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).
• Peter Kolchin, American Slavery, 1619-1877 (New York 1993, several new editions)
For further literature see Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA: Neuzeit (4 ECTS)
BEd: Globalgeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)
Dipl. LA: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)

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