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HIST203M - Topics in History: Slavery in the United States (3-0-3)

This course is designed to introduce students to the major events, themes, issues, and debates in African American enslavement from its African origins to emancipation within the United States. It serves as a general overview of the African American experience. Some of the specific topics covered may include Sub-Saharan enslavement, Transatlantic slave trade, and Caribbean slave experience to include the Haitian Revolution. American enslavement will focus on the colonial era, early republic, antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction Era challenges. Students will gain an understanding of how enslaved African Americans lived and intersected with the American population. A special emphasis will include the enslaved of U.S. presidents and the plight of women.

Satisfies a Social Science or General Elective.