HISTORY OF PUERTO RICO

HIS* 107

This course will examine, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the historical
formation of a colonial society we now call “Puerto Rican,” by focusing both on the
island and on the immigrant communities in the United States. The course will
also examine how Puerto Ricans were constituted as colonial subjects under these
vastly different imperial regimes. The course will explore historical events, such as
movement from slave plantations to hinterland peasant communities; from small
towns to modern, industrial cities in the island; and from colonial citizens in the
island to immigrant, minority outsiders in inner city neighborhoods in the U.S.
Formerly listed as HIST 299, not open to students who have successfully completed
HIST 299.