HIST 7515X The Caribbean from the Coming of the Europeans to the Present

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

The history and historiography of the Caribbean basin. The coming of the Europeans and destruction of indigenous populations and cultures. The first colonization and Spanish dominance. The development of the sugar and slave complex. The Haitian Revolution and the end of slavery in the colonial empires. Nineteenth-century neglect. The United States and the new colonialism. The gradualist approach to independence in the British West Indies. Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba since 1900. Present attempts at social and economic development.


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