Gateway Seminar: American Slavery and Freedom: The Rise and Destruction of Slavery in the US


This seminar explores the profound ways in which the rise of racial slavery shaped the history of the US, the most powerful slaveholding society in the western world. The course focuses on the role of race, gender, and gender relations in the establishment, organization, and maintenance of slavery in the American South and the intersection of these issues with questions of citizenship, labor, and sexuality. Course materials include letters, diaries, memoirs, fiction, legal documents, visual archives, and secondary sources. This course aims to help students develop a historical understanding of the past and skills in critical inquiry, research, and writing. Instructor: Glymph
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • HISTORY 182S
Typically Offered
Spring Only