PRLS 3330 From Dictatorship to Diaspora: The Dominican Republic

3 hours, 3 credits

The role of race, gender, dictatorship, U.S. influence, and transnationalism in shaping the Dominican Republic. Spanish and French colonialism, slavery, racism. Relations with Haiti. Independence, plantation economy. U.S. interventions. Post/Neocolonialism. Trujillo dictatorship and aftermath, globalization, labor dynamics, and transnationalism. Racialization. Political and economic U.S. Dominican experience. Legal treatment of Haitian/Dominicans.

Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of the chairperson.


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