Law of Slavery, Abolition & Freedom Seminar

Course Catalog Number:
5709
Course Credits:
3
Course Type:
Seminar
Course Priority:
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Graduation Requirements:
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

This seminar will examine the constitutional, statutory, common-law, historical, and theoretical frameworks that created and sustained the institution of American slavery; the changes in those laws and policies that led to the abolition of slavery and the social forces that drove those changes; the legal barriers to full freedom following the end of slavery; and the contemporary relevance of the legal doctrines arising from the American slave regime and the abolition thereof.
In addition to the reading assignments, students will be required to write a substantial (i.e., minimum of 25 double-spaced pages) final research paper on a topic of their choosing regarding the law of slavery, abolition, and freedom.  Students will also be required to submit a rough draft no less than 10 pages in length approximately mid-way through the semester, and to submit written constructive feedback on a classmate’s rough draft.  Students will also be required to deliver oral presentations of their research papers to the class.

Course Offerings 2020-2021

Term Class #
Fall Term 2020-2021 28050

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Course Offerings 2019-2020

Term Class #
Fall Term 2019-2020 30366

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