Modern Latin America Since 1810|
Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, International Relations|
|Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor|
This lecture course explores some of the main themes of Latin America's modern history from the beginning of the independence movements in the 19th century until the present day. In particular, it traces the contentious processes of state-formation and the creation of national and regional identities. Governments, elites, and popular movements fought over questions of race, economic development, and inequality in their attempts to formulate a particular vision of the nation. We will contextualize these struggles in global economic transformations and pay particular attention to the rise of the United States as force in the region.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(CEAS-History)(CIR)(HIST-MN)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
John Chasteen. BORN IN BLOOD AND FIRE
Domingo F. Sarmiento, FACUNDO: CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM
José Enrique Rodó, ARIEL
John Reed, INSURGENT MEXICO
José Vasconcelos, THE COSMIC RACE/LA RAZA CÓSMICA
Paulo Freire, PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
Fidel Castro, HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME
Daniel Wilkinson, SILENCE ON THE MOUNTAIN: STORIES OF TERROR, BETRAYAL AND FORGETTING IN GUATEMALA
Alma Guillermoprieto, THE HEART THAT BLEEDS: LATIN AMERICA NOW
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm and final exams, book review, regular contributions to class website, attendance and participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No extensions, no late papers will be accepted. No incompletes. No unexcused absences.