College Of Arts and Sciences | Comparative Slavery
E104 | 9542 | Assensoh, A.
This course treats slavery as a historical and political entity. Our
goals include a thorough discussion of the peculiarity of slavery
within its comparative context, with an emphasis on socio-geographic
dimensions. The following queries are raised for discussion: How has
the practice of slavery evolved from its beginning to its present
form in the modern world? Has slavery functioned in differently in
different societies? What is the relationship between slavery and
other social institutions? Is there a “classic” form of slavery?
The course is structured in such a way that students are expected to
benefit from the lectures, course readings, and class discussions.