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MIT and Slavery – 21H.S01 (Fall 2017)

Rogers Building at MIT

For more than a decade, elite universities and colleges in the Americas and Europe have been examining their historical relationships to the Atlantic slave trade and human slavery. MIT and Slavery is an undergraduate research course on the founding and development of the Institute. Students will research the origins of MIT and explore the role that the slave trade and human slavery played in the development of scientific and engineering institutions in the Atlantic World. Student projects will inform an evolving history of MIT and Slavery, and qualifying projects will be published online by the MIT Libraries.

Student work will be added to this site at the end of the semester.