Slavery is one of the most inhuman conditions we can imagine, yet it has always been widespread and is still common today. It has carved an ugly but distinctive contour on every period of world history, and continues to define cultures, identities, and economies across the world.
Slavery Studies is a new course under development at UWC Mahindra College that looks at slavery from a multi-disciplinary perspective, going beyond what is normally taught in the classroom. We aim to help students understand and navigate the subject of slavery in a way that is wide-ranging, historically accurate, academically up-to-date, and morally grounded. We believe that education is a vital tool in the global fight to end slavery and oppression, and this course is designed in close alignment with the UWC Mission Statement.