Selected Topics in History; Global Mobility in the Age of Sail: Studies in Sexuality, Gender, Race, & Colonialism
From the Fifteenth century on Europeans took to the sea to explore the far reaches of the globe. They sought trade, natural resources, and land to expand their dominions. These seafaring adventures initiated colonialism, conquest, and the rise of Atlantic slavery. This class explores how this global geographic movement changed ideas and practices of sexuality; how sexuality was used to deploy colonial power and resist it; and how sexuality was central to deployment of new ideas about race and gender.