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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2005


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38077 M
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
MEZ 1.118

Course Description

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 racialization, the course invites students to examine the ways 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. Assignments: Class Participation 20% Book Review 20% Short Essay 20% Research Paper 40% Required Texts: 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


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