The Rise of Abolitionism in the Atlantic World: Americas, Europe, and Africa

0971M [CRN: 15510]

This class examines the rise of abolitionism and colonialism in the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We will begin by analyzing the intellectual, political, and economic foundations of the movement for the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, assessing its spread and impact to the Americas and Africa. The class devotes significant attention to the suppression of the slave trade in the Lusophone Atlantic world (Angola, Brazil, and Portugal). Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS WRIT P
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