An exploration of selected topics in anthropology, culture and society (see Anthropology of the U.S. and topics listed under ANTH 290.) Prerequisite: sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
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Current Semester InformationLydia Marshall
Tps:Fugitive Slaves in Global Perspective
This course surveys anthropological, historical, and archaeological approaches to the study of fugitive slaves, also known as maroons. The course considers the importance of maroon studies in highlighting Africans' resistance to enslavement in the Americas and explores themes taken up in more recent research, such as community formation. Students will examine the public interpretation of maroon history, review research on fugitive slaves in a variety of world regions, and consider the continued challenges some descendant communities have faced.