History | Afro-Latin America
H665 | 27296 | McGraw

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only
Above class meets with AMST-G 620

This course will explore the nature and problematic of the black
presence in the Americas from historical and anthropological
perspectives.  Among the topics to be addressed are the debate over
the African cultural impact on Latin America and the Caribbean; the
roles of Christianity and Islam in community formation, survival,
and rebellion; the impact of slavery, the plantation system and the
emancipation process on the free and the enslaved alike; and the
presence, influence, and at times forced invisibility of blacks in
societies committed to the ideologies of mestizaje and racial
democracy.  Readings will offer both classic texts and cutting-edge
research on Afro-Latin history and culture.