School of History

HST6349 – Africa Bound: Politics, Society, and Power during the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade

The African experience of the Atlantic slave trade.

Module code: HST6349

Credits: 30
Semester: YEAR

Module Convenor: Dr Reuben Loffman

During the era of the Atlantic slave trade, more than twelve million Africans were forcibly transported to colonies in the Americas. This QMUL Model module will focus predominantly on Africa's engagement with the Trade and the ways in which African polities and peoples responded to it. It provides a broadly chronological introduction to the ways in which Africans became slaves, the Middle Passage, and the establishment of plantations in the New World. It will make use of a vast array of primary sources, including slave narratives, photographs, and abolitionist tracts, to examine the origins, form, and structure of the Atlantic trade from a global perspective.

Assessment: Book Review (1,000 words) [12.5%], Essay 1 (3,000 words) [37.5%] and Essay 2 (4,000 words) [50%]
Level: 6