Histories of/History and the U.S.-Mexican Border|
Spring 2014 not offered
HIST 225, AMST 304|
This seminar examines the history of the U.S.-Mexico border region from the colonial era to the present as a zone of contact between peoples of different cultures and as a transnational space with a distinct regional culture. In doing so, students will analyze the diverse methodological approaches scholars have employed in examining the history of the region, from popular history to environmental history, oral history, and gender history, among others.
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Selected course readings - Additional titles will be added.
Truett, Samuel, FUGITIVE LANDSCAPE: THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF THE US-MEXICO BORDERLANDS. New Haven: Yale U.P. 2008.
Jacoby, Karl, SHADOWS AT DAWN: A BORDERLANDS MASSACRE AND THE VIOLENCE OF HISTORY. New York: Penguin, 2008.
Romo, David Durado, RINGSIDE SEAT TO A REVOLUTION: AN UNDERGROUND CULTURAL HISTORY OF EL PASO AND JUÁREZ, 1893-1923. El Paso: Cinco Puntos 2005.
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Weekly responses (50%), in-class presentation (10%), participation in discussions (10%), final project (30%)
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