HIST 444D (H01) - Slavery and Society in Pre-Colonial Africa

Hon/Slavery and Socie in Afric

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16612
Examines the evolution and practice of the institution of slavery in Africa from the earliest times to the era of European colonialism. Using contemporary personal narratives by the slaves, the course examines specific historical contexts of various slave systems, continuity and change in the ideologies and practices of slavery, religion and slavery, race and slavery, gender and slavery, conditions of slaves, as well as the making and uses of slaves - as domestics, concubines, eunuchs, officials, soldiers, labor and capital. Using films, slide images, and a comparative approach, African slavery will be examined within the context of the early evolution of slavery in the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds as well as its later expressions in the Atlantic world of the Americas. Course meets the History major requirements for Group III.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Funso Afolayan

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 MW 12:40pm - 2:00pm PARS NB22