HIST203 - MAJOR SEM: AMER PRE-1800: LIBERTY&SLAVERY EARLY AM

Description: 
Students in this seminar will investigate the paradox at the heart of the American political experiment: how the revolutionary ideals of liberty can be reconciled with the continuing practice of slavery in early America. The seminar will include a survey of the development of African slavery as an economic and social institution from its colonial origins to the early nineteenth century, but reading assignments and class discussions will direct most attention to how Americans confronted the problem of slavery in thought and culture. The seminar will thus be primarily concerned with exploration of the evolution of antislavery arguments and proslavery interests in the colonial period and into the early national period. Students in this seminar will have the option of producing an original research paper, satisfying departmental research requirements.
Instructors: 
DWIGGINS, JOHN
Day and Time: 
M 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Activity: 
SEM
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