We are in need of a revised syllabus for the remainder of the semester because of the extra time that I gave you to work on your assignments and catch up with your classes. As always, my intent is to allow you to exercise at least some control over your learning (hence I created Empire’s Progeny) and therefore I asked what you wanted to cover and this is what I heard:
Unmistakably, the most popular topic is the abolition of slavery. This topic resonates very well with another popular one, Cuba and Puerto Rico in the 19th century, as the end of slavery was deeply entwined with the path to Cuban Independence. (I should mention that, for numerous reasons, Cuba and PR loom much larger in my Modern Latin America course, which I’ll be teaching next semester). Women and gender also attracted much attention, as did science and medicine, a topic dear to my own heart. The more traditional topics of the field of Latin American history, such as imperial reform and independence, scored rather low.
With all of this in mind, here is what I’ve devised:
Week 12: Science, Medicine, and Race near the End of Empire
Martha Few, For All Humanity (Excerpt) https://rutgers.instructure.com/files/12939551/download?download_frd=1
AND ONE OF THE FOLLOW TWO:
“Botanizing in the Borderlands,” Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Autumn 2019. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/8749
“Lizards and the Idea of Mexico,” Nursing Clio, April 12, 2018. https://nursingclio.org/2018/04/12/lizards-and-the-idea-of-mexico/
FINAL PAPER ROUGH DRAFT DUE NOV 22ND, MIDNIGHT.
Week 13: Thanksgiving Break
I have made myself available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for final paper consultations.
FINAL PAPER PEER REVIEW DUE NOV 30TH, MIDNIGHT. (I extended this one extra day so you do not have to work over Thanksgiving break if you need the rest)
Week 14: Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean and Brazil
Haitian Declaration of Independence
Ferrer, Insurgent Cuba, Intro
José Martí, Our America (excerpt)