The Afterlife of Slavery

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Afterlife of Slavery
Spring 2023
Taught By: Khaled F A M A Alsenan
Section: A

CRN: 13839

Credits: 4

"This course introduces students to the notion that the end of slavery in the U.S. was less a monumental break and rupture in American history than a transformation of anti-Blackness from one institution into others. We will explore what Saidiya V. Hartman calls ‘the afterlife of slavery’: Black skewed life chances, limited access to health and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment as the continuation of a system that formal emancipation never intended to cease. Case studies will include the Reconstruction era, Black massacres and lynchings during Jim Crow, redlining and segregation during the mid-20th century, and ongoing racial inequities in the wake of the George Floyd uprising."

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 2:18am EDT 3/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 704
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023