Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

WMST 315: Women During the Enslavement Era

WMST 315-001: Women During Enslavement Era
(Fall 2017)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Robinson A412

Section Information for Fall 2017

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This course examines the history of African American women in antebellum America, including the general experiences of enslaved women and nominally free women, as well as the lives of noted women who were involved in the public arena as orators, writers, preachers, abolitionists and women's rights activists.The activism of prominent white women reformers who worked closely with black women in reform efforts is also a subject of study Within the context of the national political debates and compromises that took place on the issue of slavery
and the status of free blacks, the course employs an intersectional analysis for examining the effect of gender, class and race on the development of ideologies concerning abolition, colonization, women’s rights and enslavement.

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Credits: 3

Examines the general experiences of enslaved women and nominally free women. Includes the lives of female reformers involved in the public arena as orators, writers, preachers, abolitionists and women's rights activists. Explores the effect of gender, class, and race on the development of ideologies concerning abolition, colonization, women's rights, and enslavement. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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