2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 269 History of World Slavery (to 1650 CE)

3 hours 

This course will introduce students to the history of slavery from the ancient Greco-Roman world to the emergence of "New World" slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Students will examine the economic social and political structures allowing for the practice and growth of slavery and the implications of such transformations. Students will gain a firm understanding of the different ways people understood and practiced slavery (and other forms of unfreedom) in the premodern world and the global legacy of these institutions.




ENG 201