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AMS 321O AMS 321O. Debt and Colonialism in the Caribbean. 3 Hours.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 345O, History 345O, and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 43). Examine the role that debt has played in the formation of colonial and neocolonial practices in the Caribbean region. Take a broad approach to the concept of debt in order to explore the financial and monetary dynamics of debt, but also the political and cultural implications of debt. Focus in particular on debt as justification in the furtherance of colonialism throughout the Caribbean. Engage in a historical examination of the United States' colonial projects and military interventions in the region throughout the 20th and into the 21st centuries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 345O, 374E (Topic: Debt/Colonialism Caribbean), American Studies 321 (Topic: Debt/Colonialism Caribbean), 321O, History 345O, 363K (Topic: Debt/Colonialism Caribbean), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Debt/Colonialism Caribbean), 366 (Topic 43). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.