Please note that this module has been
withdrawn and is no longer available.
This is an undergraduate final-year Advanced Option, involving the study of broad-ranging themes in a comparative and interdisciplinary context. Students are expected to operate at a rather more sophisticated conceptual level than those taking first-year or second-year modules.
The module will trace the development of slavery in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. It will explore the nature of African slavery and the Atlantic slave trade as a prelude to dealing with slavery in the Americas. Seminars will cover various aspects of slavery, including plantation slavery, slave resistance, the slave family and slave culture. Historical accounts will be supplemented by the work of anthropologists and sociologists. The module will also consider the aftermath of emancipation in the Americas and Back-to-Africa movements in the Caribbean and the United States.