History of the Slave South

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Syllabus

Week One (January 19-January 25)

Lecture 1: New Worlds in the Making 

Lecture 2: Slavery and the Making of the Atlantic World

Readings

Olaudah Equiano, 

 (1789). (Read OnlyFrontmatter, Chapters 1 and 2)

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 1 – Suggested Due Date: 01/25 at noon (EST)


Week Two (January 27-February 02)

Lecture 3: Servitude and Slavery on the Periphery

Lecture 4: Emergence of Southern Slavery

Readings

State of Virginia, "

" (1662)

State of South Carolina, "

" (1740).

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 2 – Suggested Due Date: 02/01 at noon (EST)


Week Three (February 03-February 09)

Lecture 5: William Byrd’s World

Lecture 6: Planters’ Revolution

Readings

William Byrd II, "

" (1726). (Read OnlyPages 59-62).

Earl of Dunmore, "

" (1775).   

Thomas Jefferson, "

" (1776). 

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 3 – Suggested Due Date: 02/10 at noon (EST)


Week Four (February 10-February 16)

Lecture 7: Slaves’ Revolution

Lecture 8: Jefferson and Slavery

Readings

Thomas Jefferson, 

 (1785).
 (Read OnlyQueries XIV and XVIII)

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 4 – Suggested Due Date: 02/16 at noon (EST)

Writing Assignment 1 – Suggest Due Date: 2/18 at noon (EST)

Peer Feedback 1 – Suggested Due Date: 02/22 at noon (EST)  


Week Five (February 17-February 23)

Lecture 9: Slavery’s Constitution

Lecture 10: Empire of Cotton

Readings

Committee and Council of the Cherokee Nation "

" (1830).

Charles Ball, 

 (1859). (Read Only
Chapters 2 and 5)

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 5 – Suggested Due Date: 02/21 at noon (EST) 


Week Six (February 24-March 02)

Lecture 11: Plantation Regime

Lecture 12: Masters and Slaves

Readings

James Henry Hammond, "

" (1845).

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 6 – Suggested Due Date: 03/01 at noon (EST)


Week Seven (March 03-March 09)

Lecture 13: World the Slaves Made

Lecture 14: Yeoman Farmers and Slaveholder’s Democracy

Readings
Solomon Northrup, 

 (1853). (Read Only
Chapter XII)

Harriet Jacobs, 

 (1861). (Read OnlyChapters V, VI, VII, X, and XIV)

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 7 – Suggested Due Date: 03/08 at noon (EST)

Writing Assignment 2 – Suggested Due Date: 03/12 at noon (EST)

Peer Feedback 2 – Suggested Due Date: 03/17 at noon (EST) 


Week Eight (March 10-March 16)

Lecture 15: Democracy and Empire or The Problem of the Territories

Lecture 16: Political Collapse 

Readings

John Archibald Campbell, "

" (1850). (Read Only
Pages 122-125)

State of Georgia, "

" (1850).

James Henry Hammond, "

" (1858).

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 8 – Suggested Due Date: 03/15 at noon (EST) 


Week Nine (March 17-March 23)

Lecture 17: Secession Solution

Lecture 18: Confederate Republic

Readings

State of Mississippi, "

" (1860).

The Confederate States of America, "

" (1861).

Alexander Stephens, "

" (1861).

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 9 – Suggested Due Date: 03/22 at noon (EST)

Writing Assignment 3 – Suggested Due Date: 03/26 at noon (EST)

Peer Feedback 3 – Due on 03/31 at noon (EST)


Week Ten (March 24-March 30)

Lecture 19: Confederate Reckoning

Lecture 20: The Slaves’ Civil War or the Fall of the Slave South

Readings

Patrick Cleburne, "

" (1864).

Assignments

Discussion Board Post 10 – Suggested Due Date: 03/29 at noon (EST)

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Stephanie McCurry - Department of History

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