Advanced Historical Literature: Latin America

About the Course:

A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. LA. Latin America.

This course explores the complexity of the experiences of enslaved and free people of African descent as well as the processes of racialization that took place in Latin America from the early sixteenth through the second half of the nineteenth centuries.  The course considers the many ways in which enslaved and free Africans and people of African descent experienced and negotiated their lot as they attempted to make claims of dignity and circumvent the imposed conditions of enslavement, colonialism, and discrimination.  The course considers the use of religion, the law, clothing, rebellion/revolution, political, and community formation as paths towards negotiation, resistance, and upward social mobility.  While exploring mostly secondary works, the course will consider the methodological challenges of researching and writing the history of people who left almost no directly written primary sources.  Students are welcome to bring their own related research and primary sources into the course.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


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

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