HIST 248 Fall 2014 The Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence (D)

Cross Listed as AFR248
This course explores the history of the Caribbean from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, focusing on a comparative approach to British, French, Spanish, and American rule in the region. It will concentrate on the history of Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Topics to be covered include: comparative slave systems; plantation economies; revolution, rebellion and resistance; voodoo and slave religions; indentured labor and intra-Caribbean migration; free persons of color, mulattoes, and West Indian color hierarchies; class and color; trade unionism; communism; the independence movements; the failed West Indies Federation, CARIFTA and CARICOM; Black Power; women in the contemporary Caribbean; migration; and the legacies of slavery and colonialism.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, a midterm and final examination, and a 10- to 12-page research paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
Enrollment Preference: Africana Studies concentrators; History majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: AFR Core Electives,HIST Group D Electives - Latin America + Caribbean,HIST Group G Electives - Premodern,INST Latin American Studies Electives,LATS Countries of Origin + Transnationalism Elect,MAST Interdepartmental Electives
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 1110
HIST 248 - 01 (F) SEM The Caribbean (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Shanti M. Singham
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Schapiro Hall 137 1110
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