HIST233 - UNOFFICIAL HISTORIES OF THE COLONIAL CARIBBEAN

Description: 
This seminar considers the early history of the colonial Caribbean, not from the perspective of European colonizing powers but rather from “below.” Beginning with European-indigenous contact in the fifteenth century, and ending with the massive slave revolt that became the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), we will focus on the different ways in which indigenous, African, European and creole men and women experienced European colonization in the Caribbean, as agents, victims and resistors of imperial projects. Each week or so, we will examine the experiences of a different social group and the ways in which historians have interpreted them. We will pay special attention to the types of sources employed to uncover the history of people who rarely left their own accounts.
Instructors: 
FABELLA, YVONNE
Day and Time: 
W 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • AFRC234401
  • LALS233401