American Slavery Since Abolition (1865-to the present) (HIC2006)

15 credits

Since 2000 the UN, the EU and the UK have all sponsored measures aimed at defining, investigating and attempting to control slavery – so has the US. Yet modern abolitionists claim there are more slaves in our times than ever. This module attempts to uncover the history of post “abolition” slavery in the modern US and aims to get students to consider a variety of questions related to slavery including: How do we define it? Why has it continued? Who are the victims? What sort of numbers were enslaved? What measures have been taken to curb it? Why did/does it continue?