This course will examine the unfolding of the emancipation process in the Americas. After beginning with the Haitian Revolution, the course will analyze the abolition of slavery in British, Spanish and French Caribbean. The development of emancipation in the United and Brazil will also be examined. Central to our investigation will be the way in which emancipation/freedom was conceptualized and implemented. What were its intellectual and political foundations? To what extent were the perspectives of the former slaves incorporated in the policies of the governments carrying out this process? What relation did these ideologies bear to the ideas that underlay the former slave societies? Moreover, the course interrogates the current trend that ascribes issues confronting Blacks as having resulted primarily from slavery; in other words, the issues course will illustrate that the process of emancipation also bears a direct! relation, both institutionally and conceptually to the contemporary problems confronting Blacks in the New World.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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