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BLST 221: The Atlantic Slave Trade: Violence, Exploitation, Resistance

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Course Description

Thematic social, cultural and economic history tracing rise and fall of Atlantic slave trade from African supply systems to New world consumption 1550-1880 with focus on slave experiences.

Past Texts Include

Eric Nellis, Shaping the new World

John Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World

Lisa Lindsay, Captives as Commodities

Marcus Rediker, The Slave Ship