Welcome - Slavery and Freedom in the Americas HIST 3380   Slavery and Freedom in the Americas
This course examines slavery and freedom, their meanings and practices in the Americas from the time of the Colombian adventures through the colonial era, and their post-colonial legacies into the twentieth century. European enslaving countries developed legal frameworks which legalized the enslavement of Africans as property or chattel, in Europe and its colonies. In addition to looking at slavery regimes in The United States and the British Caribbean, this course will also explore the institution in Latin America, especially in such places as Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti. Slavery in Canada, which is often missing from studies of slavery in the Americas, will also be explored. It should be borne in mind that slavery was simultaneously a labour, legal, carceral, sexual, racial, and gender system.
FORMAT: Seminar