The Atlantic Slave Trade
The Atlantic Slave Trade 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 2
Gareth Evans Jones
The module will explore a variety of topics in detail, such as: defining slavery and the transatlantic world, the nature of the Middle Passage, life in the ‘New World’, slave narratives and slave songs, the relationship between the slave trade and religion (especially Christianity), the abolition movement and the gradual decline of the slave trade, as well as the nature and impact of reparations, in addition to a consideration of the situation of newly emancipated slaves in the latter part of the 19th century.
-threshold --D (40%>)Submitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows: - Generally accurate but with omissions and errors. - Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning. - Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions. - Draws on a relatively narrow range of material. -good --B (50%>)Submitted work is competent throughout and distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: - Very good structure and logically developed arguments. - Draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. - Asertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning. - Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style. -excellent --A (70%>)Submitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways: - Has originality of exposition with the student’s own thinking being readily apparent. - Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study. - Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions. -another level-Submitted work is competent throughout and occasionally distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates:•Good structure and logically developed arguments. •At least in parts draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. •Assertions are, in the main, backed by evidence and sound reasoning. •Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
- Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the complexity of reconstructing the past, and the problematic and varied nature of historical evidence regarding the transatlantic slave trade.
- Demonstrate a detailed analysis of comparative perspectives, which may include the ability to compare the histories of different countries, societies, or cultures associated with or affected by the transatlantic slave trade.
- Describe, discuss and demonstrate critical comprehension of the political, social, textual, philosophical, historical, theological, ethical and institutional aspects of the rise and fall of the transatlantic slave trade.
- Evaluate and critically analyse a diversity of primary and secondary sources, including materials from theology, literature, economic records and legal documents, as well as materials from history, religion and where appropriate from related subjects such as the humanities or social sciences.
Students will be expected to deliver a 20 minute individual oral presentation, discussing a specific aspect associated with the transatlantic slave trade, such as history, religion, sociology or culture.
Students will be given a choice of 5 questions tailored to level 5 standard and they will only need to answer one on a specific aspect of the transatlantic slave trade.