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HIST 5301 Senior Colloquium: Chocolate and Sugar, Silver and Gold: Latin America and its Commodity Empires (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

From the pursuit of spices and gold in the fifteenth century to the banana boom of the twentieth, commodities, and the desire for commodities, have deeply influenced the economic, social, and cultural history of the last five hundred years. Focusing on the history of the Americas, this course will explore how the acquisition of commodities helped to drive imperialism and how the consumption of commodities have shaped colonizer and colonies alike.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sylvia Sellers-Garcia

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing

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Last Updated: 03-Apr-14