1. Discuss the impact of Columbus’ voyage on the course of (a) European history, (b) the lives of Caribbean indigenous peoples, and (c) the region of Western Africa.
2. Analyze what you consider to have been two of the most significant factors that contributed to the longevity of the system of slavery in the Caribbean, and what was/were the main cause/s of its eventual dismantling.
3. Discuss some of the ways in which enslaved Africans in the Caribbean resisted the dehumanizing conditions of slavery, and fashioned their own meaning for their lives, and the impact of their efforts on the region’s cultural landscape.