AFH: African History Courses


AFH 4503   Africans in the Atlantic World

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Africans comprised roughly two-thirds of 12 million migrants to the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries. Course examines their experiences and their descendants in the making of the Atlantic world. Surveys critical time periods, institutions, individuals, and events, in the development of Creole societies throughout the Atlantic littoral. Emphasis placed on the construction of a "black Atlantic" identity among Africans and African-descended people throughout the Atlantic world. Special attention is paid to the history of West Africa. Story is told from an African point of view.