HS 371 - Women in the Caribbean from the Indigenous Era to Emancipation
(3 cr.) In this course, students learn that the past and history are different when viewed from women's perspectives and experiences. This course explores the experiences of women in the Caribbean from the indigenous populations to the end of slavery. Women's lives are explored in the context of larger Caribbean historical events and themes, including: the organization of indigenous societies, European conquest and settlement, the Atlantic slave trade, the slave and sugar plantation, black resistance, abolition and emancipation. Participants also explore experiences and perspectives peculiar to women, distinguishing their histories from men's histories. The class traces larger patterns and identifies shared experiences, but also pays close attention to factors that divided and diversified women's lives. Prerequisite: one course from HS level 200; Every Other Year, Fall

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