[HIST 210] Topics in History: Africa & the Black Atlantic, 1500-1850
During the Early Modern Era, the South Atlantic system with its traffic in African slaves and construction of tropical plantations, became the building blocks of wealth and empire. This course explores the impact of Pre-Colonial Africa and the development of American colonies, and the foundations of European wealth. Students will explore how the slave trade affected the growth of these colonies and its legacy for the Modern World. Open to first-year students. No prerequisites.