Middlebury

BLST 0218

Slavery & Freedom Am. North

Slavery and Freedom in the American North
In this course we will study how the “American North,” constituted by New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, became a place of enslavement. Although often treated as a cradle of freedom, we will explore how the region’s colonists imported African slaves and enslaved and exported Native Americans. Through lecture, discussion, and primary sources, we will examine the transatlantic slave trade of Africans and Native Americans, the communities built by enslaved and free people, the impact of the American Revolution, the creation of gradual abolition statues, and the perpetuation of enslavement until the Civil War. We will also grapple with the role of memory in history, as the region’s slaveholding past is often ignored by its inhabitants. 2 hrs lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Black Studies
Department:
Program in Black Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR CMP HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0218 *

Sections

Spring 2023

BLST0218A-S23 Lecture (Mendoza)
BLST0218X-S23 Discussion (Mendoza)
BLST0218Y-S23 Discussion (Mendoza)