May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 362 Human Trafficking and Slavery, Then and Now

Fall-Spring Semesters

This course will explore the long history of slavery in America and beyond.  We have often been taught that the Civil War ended slavery, but this is not exactly true.  Contemporary slavery is a growing global phenomenon, and more people are enslaved now than at the time Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  Students will examine the rise and fall of legal race-based slavery in the Atlantic World, study how new forms of slavery persisted in post-Civil War America, and then turn to an exploration of global slavery today, considering finally what lessons might be learned from the historical abolitionist movement to be applied to the fight to end slavery in our lifetimes.

3 credit hours
Satisfies Constellations - Diversity and Globalization for “Generation Next”