HIST 008A. West Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade, 1500 to 1850

This survey course focuses on the origins and impact of the slave trade on West African societies and on processes of state formation and social change within the region during this era. This course will use an experimental format in which students and the professor will work together in-class to refine and answer the questions, "Why did West and Central African societies become involved in the Atlantic slave trade? What were the consequences of their involvement?"
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST
Spring 2018. Burke.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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