Slavery, Race, Capitalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Slavery, Race, Capitalism

Spring 2021

Taught By: Julia Ott

Section: A

CRN: 9838

Credits: 4

Historians’ recent investigations of the centrality of racialized chattel slavery to the origins of capitalism -- along with activists’ efforts to expose the ongoing legacy of New World slavery -- inspire a broad reconsideration of the connections between capitalism, race, and coerced labor across time and around the world. ‘Carceral capitalism,’ the question of reparations, ‘revenue-generating’ policing, international sex-trafficking, and transnational ‘sponsorship’ arrangements that bind migrant workers to their employers: all these pressing concerns call out for interdisciplinary and international investigations of how historical and present-day forms of slavery shape contemporary capitalism.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:57am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021