History from below. To turn the world upside-down.
"You are all together, in the same boat, sailing on the same uncertain sea… "
FROM GUAROCUYA TO CHÁVEZ
is an introduction to Caribbean history since 1492. The course focuses on how common Indigenous, African, Asian, and European people and their descendants experienced and resisted the invasion of European empires, the development of colonies, and the collaboration of foreign and domestic ruling classes. It provides a balance among language areas, defining the Caribbean in the broadest possible terms to include all islands of the Caribbean Sea and all adjacent coasts of the South, Central, and North American mainland. Topics include the development of slavery and colonialism, relations between Indigenous and Black communities, slave revolution, working-class struggle after emancipation, and 21st century socialism. Students sit for two in-class exams and write two short papers. By introducing new approaches to history in addition to providing new knowledge, the course helps prepare students to become citizens of the world.
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