HIST 4474 Race and Identity in the Atlantic World

HIST 4474 Race and Identity in the Atlantic World (also JWST 4474) (HB) (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS) (HTR)

Thursday: 2:00-4:30 plus Independent Research

Professor Mayer Juni

This course explores the intricacies of identity-making and processes of racialization in the Atlantic World from ca. 1500 onward. The range of topics covered include the encounters between Europeans and Indigenous people in the Americas and the invention of the "Indians," the spread of blood purity discourses across the Ibero-Atlantic, the intertwining of African Slavery and racializing ideologies in the British Atlantic, the development of medical frameworks for defining social differences, and the myriad ways in which subaltern groups and individuals resisted, adopted, and subverted the identities that were ascribed to them.

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