Middlebury

BLST0358A-S20

Reading Slavery and Abolition
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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.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22635
Subject Code:
BLST
Course Number:
0358
Section Identifier:
A

Course

BLST 0358

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Spring 2020

BLST0358A-S20 Seminar (Nash)