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The U.S. and the Caribbean: A Transnational History

A 1948 view of the West Indian Day Parade when it was located in Harlem. Creator: W. Smith Source: New York Public Library
West Indian Day Parade, 1948, Harlem, New York City

This graduate seminar explores points of thematic intersection between U.S. and Caribbean histories. Using a transnational lens, we critically rethink questions of citizenship, colonialism, and capitalism. Interdisciplinary in approach, HIST837 works to trouble understandings of postcolonial grand narratives insofar as they elide histories of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Topics and themes include: historiography and the archives; labor and migration; expressive culture and regional identity politics; race, religion, and social institutions; radicalism, nationalism, postcolonialism, feminism and black internationalism.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.