Pirates, Slaves, and Revolutionaries in Paradise: The History of the Caribbean

History 280U.001

Spring 2009
Instructor: 
Stovall
Location: 
2227 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Wed 12-2
CCN: 
39723
Units: 
Units

This course is a graduate seminar on the history of the Caribbean from the European conquest to the present day. Often thought of as a region of Latin America, the Caribbean is equally one of the most global parts of the modern world, a region shaped by European rule, African slavery, and Asian settlement, one located between the two great American continents and shaped by the histories of both. Major themes we will consider will include the history of piracy beyond Hollywood imagery, slavery and plantation society and the various forms of resistance to it, the struggles to create post-emancipation society, decolonization and independence, the Cuban revolution, and Caribbean diasporas in America and Europe. Requirements will include completing weekly reading assignments, a brief historiographical essay and a substantial research paper.

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