This course compares and contrasts systems of slavery and slave experiences from classical antiquity to the making of slave societies in the nineteenth century. Covering the themes of old world slavery, colonial slave systems, slave societies, slavery and gender, and slave soldiers, the course seeks to demonstrate how and why the institution of slavery changed over time and why it was different from place to place.
Satisfies a major requirement in History.
Satisfies International Studies: Ethnic Studies concentration requirement.
Satisfies cultural diversity requirement.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.