History | Caribbean History
H665 | 12473 | Diaz

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only
Above class meets with LTAM-L526

The Caribbean is perhaps one of the most culturally and ethnically
diverse regions for its size in the world.  While language and the
historical experience of colonization by different metropolitan
states divide this region, the Caribbean is historically united by
its common historical experience of population substitution, African
slavery, plantation agriculture, economic dependency and imperialist
domination.  This colloquium in Caribbean History will focus
precisely on  the issue of Caribbean regional identities and
historical unity.  This line of inquiry will be examined using
pertinent works in specific areas of study such as slavery,
emancipation, peasant societies, race and class, labor and
emigration, social movements, gender, language, music, and U.S.
presence.  At the same time, this course seeks to familiarize
students with the literature and leading approaches to Caribbean