Modern Latin America

HISTORY 8B

Spring 2017
Section: 
001
Instructor: 
Location: 
101 Moffit
Day & Time: 
MWF 2-3
Class Number: 
16059
Units: 
4

In this class we will follow the history of Latin America—its people and its politics, its culture and its economy—from the dawn of independence through the twentieth century. We will consider broad changes across the region such as the legacies of colonialism, the social impact of capitalist development, and the rise of popular politics as well as intellectual and avant-garde cultural movements, ideas of race and gender, social movements, the environment, and the arts.