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Paul Albert Lacson

Assistant Professor

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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

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-3229

Fax: 

(641) 269-4733

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On-Campus Address: 

201 Mears Cottage
1213 Sixth Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Courses 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

Primary Academic Interest: 

race and ethnicity in US history
including Native American and African American history
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