PRLS 3305 History of Puerto Rico to 1815

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PR&LS 30.1.
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3 hours; 3 credits

From European contact to 1815. Original inhabitants of Puerto Rico and their encounter with Europeans. First centuries under Spanish rule. Impact of Spain and Africa on Puerto Rican history. Slavery. Primary sources. Critical analysis of class, property, and environment. Pre-enlightenment, the Enlightenment, and Latin American independence.


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