Middlebury

BLST 0358

Reading Slavery and Abolition

Reading, Slavery, and Abolition
In this course we will study both black and white writers' psychological responses to, and their verbal onslaughts on, the "peculiar institution" of chattel slavery. We will work chronologically and across genres to understand how and by whom the written word was deployed in pursuit of physical and mental freedom and racial and socioeconomic justice. As the course progresses, we will deepen our study of historical context drawing on the substantial resources of Middlebury's special collections, students will have the opportunity to engage in archival work if they wish. Authors will include Emerson, Douglass, Jacobs, Thoreau, Stowe, Walker, and Garrison. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Black Studies
Department:
Program in Black Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS LIT NOR
Equivalent Courses:
AMST 0358 *
ENAM 0358

Sections in Fall 2015