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HST 722 Topics in Caribbean History
4 hours; 4 credits
This course will focus on the period from Columbus’s arrival in the Caribbean to the abolition of slavery in the 19th century. Among the topics that may be examined: the pre-Hispanic Caribbean Spanish contact with the Arawaks and Caribs, settlement and colonies, the Atlantic slave trade, “King Sugar,” the world of Europeans and Euro-Caribbeans, the world of slaves, free persons of color, the Haitian Revolution, metropole-directed abolitionism, the Morant Bay Revolt, the emergence of Cuban nationalism.
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