HIS 350L • Caribbean Racial Formations-W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
This course examines the process of racialization from a Pan-Caribbean perspective, including the Spanish, English, and French-speaking islands of the region. Building upon recent scholarship on racialized power has been articulated in the Caribbean from the era of slavery until the present. Topics to be explored include: the Atlantic Slave Trade, plantation slavery, emancipation during the 19th century, the emergence of challenges to racialized hierarchies in the 20th century, labor migration and the emergence of Caribbean communities in the United States and Great Britain. Upper-division standing required.
Class Participation: 20% Book Review: 20% Short Essay: 20% Research Paper: 40%
Mark Kurlansky, "A Continent of Islands" Eric Williams, "Capitalism and Slavery" Michel-Rolph Trouillot, "Haiti State Against Nation: The origins and Legacy of Duvalierism" Verena Martinez-Alier, "Marriage, Class, and Color in Nineteenth Century Cuba" David Cronon, "Black Moses: The Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association" Alejandro de la Fuente, "A Nation for All: Race, Politics, and Inequality in Twentieth Century Cuba" Coursepack readings