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272 Slaves: Discovering Louisiana's (and Georgetown's) Past

HNRS 2030 Sec. 4 - Spring 2017

Roger Hadfield Ogden Dean Jonathan Earle Ogden Honors College

Tu Th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
200 French House

Throughout the semester, we will read widely of the history of slavery in the United States, the internal slave trade, and historical memory. A special focus will be the Louisiana descendants of a group of slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838. The course will consist of common readings and Skyped meetings with a parallel class from Georgetown. During Georgetown’s spring break, both LSU and Georgetown students will gather for tours of southern Louisiana. We will complete a final project with oral history interviews of the descendants.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Humanities