Humanities and Social Studies Center N3166
1226 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Paul (Al) Lacson

Associate Professor
Offices, Departments, or Centers: History , Digital Studies ,

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

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