AFRCNA 1039 - HISTORY OF CARIBBEAN SLAVERY
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Today's sounds and tastes of the Caribbean from reggae and salsa music to dishes like mofongo and jerk chicken have deep historical roots in slavery. The Atlantic slave trade transported over four million Africans to the Caribbean ' eight times the number that arrived in the United States. How did Africans and their descendants persevere under the colonial slave system? How does the legacy of slavery present itself in the 21st century? This course explores these questions by examining the Caribbean from the perspectives of enslaved women and men from the 17th through the 19th centuries, particularly in Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica, and their contemporary manifestations in films, policies, and national identities
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: African Studies, DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement, DSAS Geographic Region General Ed. Requirement, Global Studies, Latin American Studies, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
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