AAS 305 - Histories of the Modern Caribbean
Section: 001
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Situated at the historical crossroads of Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, the Caribbean has played a pivotal role in global transformations since 1492. The region’s past illuminates and helped shape many of the central themes and contradictions of modern history: slavery and freedom, racism and equality, (neo-)colonialism and independence, despotism and democracy, and migration and transnationalism. This course will explore these themes, which cut across the various empires, nations, and cultures composing the region. Focusing on the Greater Antilles — on Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and especially Haiti and Cuba — we will explore major world historical forces that both constituted and also were constituted by developments in this region from the Haitian Revolution to the present.

The course is interdisciplinary, using film, literature, and personal testimony in addition to historical works.

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Grading will be based on class participation and short papers on the assigned readings.

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AAS 305 - Histories of the Modern Caribbean
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781565120389
In the time of the butterflies, Author: Alvarez, Julia., Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1994
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780807824375
The war of 1898 : the United States and Cuba in history and historiography, Author: Pe?rez, Louis A., 1943-, Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781573220415
Drown, Author: Di?az, Junot, 1968-, Publisher: Riverhead Books 1996
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780674013049
Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution, Author: Dubois, Laurent, 1971-, Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2004
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780813522036
The United States occupation of Haiti : 1915 - 1934, Author: Schmidt, Hans., Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Pr 1995
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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