Module Details

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Title TRACES OF SLAVERY IN THE CHESHIRE/WIRRAL COUNTRY HOUSE
Code HIST9100
Coordinator Dr CG Jones
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
C.G.Jones2@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Continuing Education Session 5

Aims

To reflect on the sensitive nature of the history of slavery and empire and the historiographical issues it presents. To analyse primary source evidence including diaries, letters, ships' logs and letter books. To evaluate the use of contemporary fiction and drama as a window on 18th century culture and commerce.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the sensitive nature of the history of slavery and empire and the historiographical issues it presents.

(LO2) Students will be able to reflect critically on primary sources including diaries, letters, ships' logs and letter books.

(LO3) Students will possess a critical appreciation of contemporary fiction and drama as a window on 18th century culture and commerce.

(S1) Lifelong learning skills

(S2) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

1.  The rise of consumerism, the country house the pursuit of gentility and the culture of taste and their impact on society.

2. Case studies of particular Cheshire/Wirral houses.

3. Trade Goods from Cheshire, Bank Hall and Bank Quay.

4. Chester, Parkgate and Neston : transatlantic trading.

5. The Cheshire Hunt.

6. Transatlantic intersections;  Map of Cheshire – Map of Jamaica.

7. Towards a new interpretation of the English country house.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Interactive, tutor-led lecture.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Group-work
Description: Class-based group work, for example analysing primary sources or considering certain issues/questions.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Description: Completion of set reading and tasks; research and writing of assessed essay.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 5

        5

10
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 40
TOTAL HOURS 50

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  c 1500 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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