Cultural Wars: Slave Trade Facing its History

Professor: Cerdá Redondo

Credits: 3

Language: English

Dates: March 17-31, 2022

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This course shall critically examine the changing nature of humanitarian activism against slave trade from its abolition in the early 19th century and its many legacies in contemporary culture and memory.
The first part of the course shall cover the rise of anti-slavery movements in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, tracing the roots, routes, and reverberations of these events across disparate parts of the Atlantic World. The second part shall aim at expanding our understanding of the relationships between European, African, and American histories, as they speak to our understanding on current perceived “cultural wars”.