2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 238 Global Stimulants: Histories of Coffee, Tea, and Yerba Mate

For more than five hundred years now, the desire for global stimulants has shaped patterns of colonialism, imperialism, labor, and social relations. Adopting a global history approach, this course will center the histories of three stimulating, caffeine-rich beverages-coffee, tea, and yerba mate. Our coursework will include an analysis of relevant secondary scholarship with primary historical source work, and will culminate in student-designed digital collections that feature a global stimulant. [GM2, SS]