Modern Latin America Since 1810|
Spring 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: 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-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Machado de Assis, A CHAPTER OF HATS: SELECTED STORIES
Simon Bolivar, EL LIBERTADOR: THE WRITINGS OF SIMON BOLIVAR
Fidel Castro, HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME
Nick Cullather, SECRET HISTORY: THE CIA'S CLASSIFIED ACCOUNT OF ITS OPERATIONS IN GUATEMALA, 1952-1954 (2ND EDITION)
Gilberto Freyre, THE MASTERS AND THE SLAVES: A STUDY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRAZILIAN CIVILIZATION
Alma Guillermoprieto, THE HEART THAT BLEEDS: LATIN AMERICA NOW
Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Enzo Faletto, DEPENDENCY AND DEVELOPMENT
Jose Marti, OUR AMERICA
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, FACUNDO: OR, CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM
Michael Taussig, LAW IN A LAWLESS LAND: DIARY OF A LIMPIEZA IN COLOMBIA
Horacio Verbitsky, CONFESSIONS OF AN ARGENTINE DIRTY WARRIOR
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three films will be scheduled throughout the course of the semester. Assignments include a map quiz, an in class mid-term, a take-home final exam, and a paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No extensions; no late papers will be accepted.
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