Latin American Social History: A Century of Reform and Revolution

HISTORY 141B

Spring 2017
Section: 
001
Instructor: 
Location: 
106 Moffit
Day & Time: 
MWF 1-2
Class Number: 
33572
Units: 
4

¡Tierra y libertad! ¡Hasta la victoria siempre! ¡Venceremos! During the twentieth century, these words were rallying cries for Latin Americans from all walks of life -- rural workers, industrial laborers, middle-class professionals, women, indigenous peoples, and Afro-Latin Americans -- who advocated for political, social, economic, and cultural changes. This course will examine Latin American reformist and revolutionary movements and coalitions, the conditions that contributed to their emergence, and reaction to them. Among the topics covered will be the 1910 Mexican Revolution, the 1959 Cuban Revolution, Chile's Unidad Popular government, and the "Pink Tide" of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.