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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HTY 310 - Slavery, Politics, and Memory in American History

This course follows a chronological path through the rise and development of African slavery in colonial North America, the impact of the Revolution on systems of bondage and ideas about freedom, the development of these ideas in the antebellum United States, antislavery and proslavery movements, the coming of emancipation during the Civil War, and the legacy of slavery and redefinition of freedom during Reconstruction. It also focuses on how this history has been remembered, commemorated, erased, and distorted to serve various present-day concerns.

General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Ethics

Prerequisites: Three credits of History or permission of instructor.

Course Typically Offered: Alternating

Credits: 3