HIST 3515 The History of Caribbean Societies from the European Conquest to the End of Slavery
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 51.5.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Conquest and settlement by the European powers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. European rivalries; rise of the sugar economy and slavery as a socioeconomic system. Comparative development of the English, French, and Spanish slave-holding colonies. The Haitian Revolution; the abolition of the slave trade and emancipation in the British colonies; the Ten Years? War and Emancipation in Cuba.