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Pitzer College    
  Feb 24, 2018
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 142 PZ -Slavery and Slave Trading in Africa and Beyond

Institution: Pitzer

Description: Most people associate the word “slavery” with the enslavement and forced migration of African people to the Americas in the early modern era. Though this course does not overlook the momentous nature of this development in world history-and will thus examine it in detail-it also seeks to broaden our knowledge of slavery and slave trading by treating them as worldwide phenomena that date back to the classical age and remain with us still today. Accordingly, this course will consider: the definition of slavery and other forms of servile labor; the institutions and experiences of slavery in diverse historical contexts, especially in Africa and South Asia; why Africans were traded as slaves to the Americas and how this trade affected culture and society in Africa; and, lastly, the continuation of human trafficking in the modern world after the supposed “end of slavery.”

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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