Fall 2021 Schedule / History / SLAVERY’S ROLE IN U.S. CAPITALISTIST DEVELOPMENT

Coordinators: Richard Byrd, Diane Crothers, June Zaccone

It is impossible to understand our country without incorporating the role of slavery in its history. Slavery helped shape its institutions, legal and voting systems, labor and foreign relations, social welfare, and much else. This course will first look at that history, assess Black strategy and response, and examine the extent of the remaining injustice to the descendants of those enslaved.

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

September 15

June Zaccone

Slavery and the Slave System

September 29

Steve Allen

Role of Slavery in US Capitalist Development

October 13

Toni Dickenson

Expansion of Slave Production

October 27

Sandra Abramson

Effect of Slave State Power on Government Institutions - The Constitution and Legal System

November 10

Diane Crothers

Opposition to Slavery: Abolitionists North and South

December 8

Richard Byrd

Economic Benefits of Slavery Continued by Other Means


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