PRLS 3330 From Dictatorship to Diaspora: The Dominican Republic
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PR&LS 33.
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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.