Fall 2009 not offered
This sophomore seminar explores the diverse ways in which Europeans came together with native and African peoples between Jamestown's founding in 1607 and the first decade of the 19th century. Among the topics to be discussed: theories of colonialism, spiritual conversion, slavery, interracial sex, captivity, biological warfare, and historical writing more generally. Because so much of the finest work about Britain's empire concerns India, some of that scholarship will take us far from North America's shores. We will examine objects and images, too, and take a field trip to the Yale Center for British Art.
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A range of primary sources; major books on the history of the British Empire.
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Attendance and active participation; four short essays and one longer essay.
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