HistoryHIS 3 Slavery in World History

Although most teaching and research on slavery has focused on slavery in the Americas (and not always from a comparative perspective), the institution of slavery has been part of societies in nearly every part of the world. This course addresses questions such as the shape slavery took in different times and places, the bases and justification for enslavement, who could or could not be enslaved, occupational employment, possibilities for manumission, and the weaning or abolition of the institution. The last third is dedicated to slavery in the Americas. (Formerly course 36.)