04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Section Information for Spring 2021
This course introduces History majors to the practices and methods of researching, interpreting, and writing history by focusing on the history of slavery in Virginia, and particularly three key moments of resistance and rebellion: the American Revolution, Gabriel’s Conspiracy of 1800, and the Nat Turner Rebellion of 1831. By exploring these and other arenas in which enslaved people contested the terms of their bondage, students will develop skills in historical imagination and empathy, framing historical questions, working creatively with sources, dealing with ambiguity and silences in the record, and presenting the results of research in oral and written forms.
HIST 300 DL2 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to meet on the day and time scheduled.
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Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.