Introduction to the History of the African Diaspora

About the Course:

Explores the experiences of Africans and their descendants in the Americas, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Looks at ways in which men and women (enslaved and free) negotiated their imposed conditions from the colonial period to the present. Considers the methodological challenges of writing a history of people who did not produce primary sources. Underscores the contribution that people of African-descent have made and the debates that continue shaping the discipline.


History 8 or 49A or 49B and upper division standing.


View the course’s GauchoSpace page or the instructor’s page for documents: Evelyne Laurent-Perrault   

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