ALST 225 - Jamaica: From Colony to Independence (Study Group)
This course surveys the history of Jamaica from 1655, when the British took possession of the island, through political independence in 1962, to the present. It examines the growth of Jamaica to become Britain’s most prosperous colony during the 18th century based on an export sugar-based, slave-driven economy; the social the political consequences of its dependence on slavery; the economic effects of slave abolition and free trade during the 19th century; social and political developments after emancipation; the growth of black nationalism and decolonization; and post/neo-colonial developments.
Crosslisted: HIST 225
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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