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HIST 3554
MIDTERM EXAM
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HST 3554-001
Tuesday
September 23, 2014
*Future quizzes are on HuskyCT
have 24 hours to do them
once you start the quiz it is timed
you have ten minutes
*EXTRA CREDIT September 23, 2013
Maylei Blackwell
Konover Auditorium @ 4:30 to 6:00pm
Taking attendance
From Colony to Racial Republic: Migration, Personhood and Citizenship
People v. Hall
1854 California Supreme Court Decision
Spanish Negros and American blacks
Native Americans and Chinese
The truth is white therefore justice is white
Definition of “white” is grounded historically in processes
Citizens or immigrants or subjects?
Differential distribution of rights
Because of Columbus, Native Americans and Asians were linked as similar people
The court had to define who has rights and what category each person belonged to
To accommodate new individuals, the court just fit them into existing categories
o Ex: Chinese Negros
Why Colonize?
To make money
It is a capitalist enterprise
Acquire good for sale on global market
Territorial expansion
In what ways does immigration serve as an engine of colonization?
Colonization requires new settlers to occupy the land
Also requires labor inputs
Immigration is the driving demand behind labor and land
Principal of colonization is based on capitalist accumulation
o In order for this to happen, there needs to be a racial code
What is decolonization?
There are no tenants of de-colonization
Different scholars have differing opinions on this
Some different thoughts:
o Structural
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o Anti-racism
o Philosophical
o Spiritual
o Moral
o Ways to redefine what it means to be human
Immigration, Populations, Race
Deep state preserves special functions for separate populations (1760 1790)
In other word, the deep state divides people into different groups
Through law
Provides ability to structure the economy
o Primary settlers
Anglos
o Secondary settlers
Non-Anglo Europeans
Germans
o Adversarial settlers
Groups vying for land in the colonies
French
Spanish
o Enslaved populations
o Indigenous inhabitants
Independence came in 1766
o There was no decolonization
o The political body, cultural and economic system continued because it relied on
colonization
o The roles were preserved
Independence
Economic growth
o The British tax was no more
o British regulations had no more standing over the colonies
o Treaties with Indians were nullified
Opened large swaths of land
Increased tension with Indians
Negotiation of competing interests
Inherit British imperative to expand colonial enterprise
Discipline and regulation of populations
Recreation of some British colonial laws as National policy
Creation of new disciplinary policies to preserve population groups
Naturalization Act of 1790 Primary document
Be white and of “good character” to be a citizen
o Formality, just paper work
Non-whites are excluded from naturalization
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