Day School: Slavery in America - from the Revolution to the Civil War

Ref: C2226418

We shall consider the history of slavery; its crucial political significance in the 19th century as the essential cause of the American Civil War; and the experience of being a slave.

Additional information about this course

Day will run from 10am-4pm but includes 1.25 hour lunch break. Lunch available at cost £7.50 (optional) - please contact Mary at maryrobin123@yahoo.com

Course aim

This day school will examine slavery in the United States of America from its colonial foundations until the emancipation of the slaves in 1863.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • explore the history of slavery in the United States
  • discuss the political significance of slavery in the 19th century in the United States
  • find out more about the American Civil war and its association with slavery

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Notepad and pen

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • If possible students could read a short autobiography by an ex-slave before coming to the day school. Suggested reading: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Day School: Slavery in America - from the Revolution to the Civil War

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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