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HIST 819 01 (22844)  
Citizenship and Belonging in Post-Emancipation Americas
Anne Eller
T 9.25-11.15
Spring 2014 
 
In considering emancipation hemispherically, this course examines literature that seeks to dismantle the temporal and conceptual binaries between slavery and free labor posed in classic liberal thought, challenges narrow parameters of political power, and analyzes these negotiations outside of a national frame. The readings explore contests in the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States, and Canada over the definition and attainment of belonging and participation, as freed people labored in dynamic and restrictive circumstances. Finally, it looks to alternative conceptions of political allegiance and authority, often outside the auspices of a formal state.