This seminar introduces students to the history of the Americas, and explores the intimate relationship between colonialism and the development of ideas about race.
What topics might be embraced a study of race in the Americas?
What similarities, and what differences, underpin the development of racial thinking across the Americas?
David Brion Davis, ‘Constructing Race: A Reflection’, William and Mary Quarterly, 3d series, vol. 54:1 (1997).
Richard Graham, ‘Introduction’, The Idea of Race in Latin America, 1870-1940, ed. Richard Graham (1990).
Gary Nash, ‘The Hidden History of Mestizo America’, Journal of American History, vol. 82:3 (1995).