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Week 3

Schedule

Tuesday

Science, race, and national identity

Thursday

Economics and empire

Readings

  • Marcus Rediker, “Life, Death, and Terror in the Slave Trade,” and “African Paths to the Middle Passage” from The Slave Ship.
  • Thomas Jefferson, selections from Notes on the State of Virginia.
  • Phyllis Wheatley, “On being brought from Africa to America,” “A Farewell to America,” and “Liberty and Peace.”