HIST 2063 African Diaspora to Abolition of the Slave Trade: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor. Comparative in scope, the course examines major themes in West and Central Africa and their impact on the history of Africans in the Atlantic diaspora up to 1800. Themes include: slavery, multi-racialism, economics of the South Atlantic system, political dimensions and the social transformation from heterogeneous crowds to new and homogeneous communities. Linkages between Africans and their descendants in the Atlantic communities of Latin America, the Caribbean, as well as North America will be stressed. This course fulfills the Cultural Diversity requirement.