This course is a historical survey of the people and places of the English, French and Spanish Caribbean from its discovery by Europeans around 1492 to the Independence movements of the 20th century. The arrival of Europeans and Africans in the region and the various forms of coerced labor that resulted from the introduction of cash crops, especially sugar will be discussed. Students will also study how the Caribbean experience varied by island, place of origin, social and economic status, race and color, and gender. The course will conclude with a brief discussion of post-Independent Caribbean societies.


4 sh

Course Types

Civilization; African and African-American Studies Elective; Non-Violence Studies Elective; Peace and Conflict Studies Elective; Non-US History; African, Asian, Latin America, or Middle Eastern History; IGS: Latin America Regional Concentration

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