HIST 392:AFRO-Latin America Since 1800: From Slavery to Invisibility

Academic Year:
Fall 2013
Day and Time:
Mon-Wed 3:35-4:55

Exploration of historical experiences of Afro-Latin American populations since Independence within and outside the nation state. We will question how and why one might study those whose governments define them not as peoples of African descent but as part of a mixed-race majority of Hispanic cultural heritage, who themselves may often have supported this policy, and who may have had compelling reasons to avoid official scrutiny. Readings include turn-of-the-century racialist theorizing in Latin America; historical works using census, economic, criminal, and marriage records; analyses of race in the representation of regions and nations; as well as anthropological and autobiographical works.

Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean, or Latino Content: