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Black Freedom, African Justice: Race, Religion, & Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1770-1865


About the Course:

This course examines the ways that black revolutionaries—in Africa and in the Americas—shaped the modern world. How did African political cultures and enslaved black aspirations for freedom came together to shape America? The American revolution is often heralded as ending monarchy and establishing a republican form of government—but it was roughly contemporaneous with two other revolutions, one in West Africa, the other in Haiti—that were incredibly important in shaping ideas about freedom and good government at the end of the 18th century. Black people brought more than toil; they brought revolutionary ideas, beliefs, and practices that profoundly shaped modernity. Understanding Africa, we will see, is important to understanding America.


Upper Division Standing


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Butch Ware   

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