HIST BC3905 Capitalism, Colonialism, and Culture: A Global History. 4 points.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).
Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Enrollment limited to 15. Preregistration required.
From Indian Ocean worlds of the seventeenth century, to Atlantic world slavery, to the establishment of colonies in Asia and Africa during the nineteenth century, colonization was critical to the development of metropolitan ideas regarding politics and personhood. This seminar will examine these histories, along with emerging constructions of race and gender, as precursors to debates about human rights and humanitarianism in the twentieth century.