HHIB13282U HIS 28. (BA-tilvalg) Colonial society and slavery on the Leeward islands, 1650 - 1850

Volume 2022/2023
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Historie
Område 4: akademisk skriftlighed (HHIB10281E) [ikke for studerende med grundfag i Historie]
[Bachelordelen af sidefaget i historie, 2022-ordningen]

Område 4: akademisk skriftlighed (HHIB10281E) [ikke for studerende med grundfag i Historie]
[Bachelortilvalg i Historie, 2022-ordningen]

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HIS 28. (BA-tilvalg) Colonial society and slavery on the Leeward islands, 1650 - 1850
Slavery is an integral part of the history of the colonial societies of the Caribbean. The institution of chattel slavery arrived with the European discovery of the New World and lasted until the end of the 19th century when it was abolished in all the Caribbean. In this course, we will focus on a small part of the Caribbean known as the Leeward Islands in the period 1650-1850, where the sugar industry gradually developed to become an ubiquitous part of the colonial reality. Situated in the northernmost part of the island chain of the Lesser Antilles, the Leeward Islands consisted of both Danish, English, French, Dutch and Swedish colonies in close proximity to each other. These islands constituted a crucible of languages, cultures, nationalities and economies and can be seen as a lens through which we can get closer to understand the complex political, economic, social and cultural relations that characterized the whole of the Caribbean and Atlantic world and shaped its history. This course will focus on the shared histories of the islands by focusing on the commonalities and differences between the different colonies, and will provide you with a broader understanding of the system of slavery in the Caribbean.- B. W. Higman: A Concise History of the Caribbean. Cambridge University Press, 2011 (the book is available digitally and in print at the Royal Library).

- B. W. Higman: A Concise History of the Caribbean. Cambridge University Press, 2011 (the book is available digitally and in print at the Royal Library).

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  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 175
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • Total
  • 388,5
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