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AFST 281

History of the Black Atlantic

An exploration of the historical foundations and the development of black life in Africa and its later diffusion in the Black Diaspora. Its purview will range from pre-colonial dynamics to the more contemporary manifestations of global Black History in North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, Latin America and Melanesia. Topics may include: African cultures before European contact, the slave trade and its impact on Africa and the Atlantic economy, the middle passage, internal migration in Africa and case studies of the creation of diasporic communities and cultures. Cross-listed with HIST 281.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Science- or -Privilege, Power And Diversity 1 course

Spring Semester information

David Gellman

281A: History of the Black Atlantic