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Bram Hubbell 24 Jan 19
Q3: For many of us, the story of the Revolutions in Period 5 (1750-1900) focuses on people of European descent. How can we challenge that pattern and foreground peoples of African and indigenous heritage?
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Jennifer do Carmo
A1: I created a mock trial based on the trial of Micaela Bastidas, Tupac Amaru’s wife and co- conspirator. It highlights the intersection of gender, indigenous identity and Spanish colonialism.
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Jennifer do Carmo 24 Jan 19
Replying to @bramhubbell
2/ her story challenges both the Enlightenment/Atlantic focus for revolutions as well as the gendered narrative of revolutions in general. She embodies and her life expresses the deep tradition of gender parallelism in indigenous societies.
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Jennifer do Carmo 24 Jan 19
Replying to @bramhubbell
3/her story also reveals how colonial patriarchal structures scrambled to reassert their definitions of masculinity and culpability in the face of formidable indigenous resistance. Micaela Bastidas was convicted of treason and garroted
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Matt Shomaker Jul 10
Hey, , I just came across this and this sounds fantastic. This will be my first year teaching AP World and this is exactly the kind of approach I'm wanting to take. Would you be willing to share the mock trial directions/set-up?
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