Becoming Latin America, 1492 to 1824

History 8A

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
229 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Tue/Thu 9:30–11am
Class Number: 
31134
Units: 
4

This course covers the history of Latin America from the time of Columbus to around 1870. It thus reckons with almost four centuries of encounter, colonization, accommodation, and struggle that frame the ways that Latin America was becoming Latin American. Lectures and a mix of secondary and primary source readings and images produced during the colonial period serve as points of entry for discussion in section meetings.