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Paul Albert Lacson
Assistant Professor Albert Lacson teaches courses that focus on race and ethnicity in US history, including Native American and African American history, race in early America, comparative slavery, and European-Indian relations in colonial North America. In his research, he seeks to illuminate the implications of a fundamental fact of colonial North American history: the continent's native peoples constituted a demographic majority over European colonists. Lacson's dissertation, "Ambiguities of Conquest: Indians and Missionaries in Alta California, 1769-1821," examines Indian-Spanish relations during the period of Spanish colonization in California.
Courses Regularly Taught: HIS 100: Making History: The Rise and Fall of New World Slavery HIS 225: Native American History, 1491-1865 HIS 227: African-American History HIS 295: Special Topic: Early American/Native American Perspectives Seminars Taught: HIS 321: Colonial Encounters in North America