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[CRIS 282] Empire and Slavery: The Early History of the Caribbean

Although this is a history course, it takes a multidisciplinary approach to study of the Caribbean past within the context of European and U.S. empires. Topics include exploration and settlement, the development of bound labor systems, the nature of slave experiences, economic change, emancipation in local and Atlantic contexts, the construction of race and gender at various moments, and the emergence of Caribbean cultural forms. It also investigates the similarities and differences among French, Dutch, English, and Iberian Caribbean settlements.

Course Title

Empire and Slavery: The Early History of the Caribbean

Course Code

CRIS 282



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Offered occasionally. Open to first-year students.


Also listed as History 282.

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