History of Racism in the Atlantic World
Africana Studies 106
As part of their colonial structures, Europe colonizers developed systems of racism in the Americas. The basis of racism is the assumption that as the result of biological heredity, groups of humans differ in their beliefs, behavior, and physical appearance from those in authority and are therefore inferior. This course will examine the history of the develpoment of forms of racism in the various socio-political entities in the Americas from 1492 to the early twentieth century.