2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 10, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 284 - Voices From American Slavery in History and the Imagination

This course explores the relationship between historical interpretations of slavery and films, novels, plays that place slavery in the center of the narrative.  Each week, we will explore topics and themes, such as slave rebellion, the transatlantic and transcontinental slave trade, and African cultural retentions on American plantations.  By the end of the course, students will be able to analyze the creative efforts of filmmakers, artists, and writers who have sought to bring the voices of slavery to life.  How accurate are popular depictions of slavery?  How have the content of films and novels about slavery changed over time?  Through our interdisciplinary examination of slavery we will explore the voices of African descended people enslaved in the United States during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Seminar

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered bi-annually