Latin America and the U.S.: Transnational and Traditional Approaches

History 280E.001

Fall 2006
Instructor: 
Chowning
Location: 
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 2-4
CCN: 
39723
Units: 
Units

This course will explore the good and the bad of ";transnationalism."; We will read some general material on how historians have conceptualized transnationalism, as opposed to comparative history, international history, diplomatic history, etc. We will also a few of the classics of the U.S-Latin American relations literature, e.g. Walter LaFeber's The New Empire and Kinzer and Schlesinger's Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. But the emphasis will be on works that aim for a ";transnational"; dimension, e.g. Thomas Klubock's Contested Communities, in which the bourgeois values of the Braden Copper Company are transferred to Chile (1920s-50s) with unexpected results, or Eric Zolov's Refried Elvis, which explores the ways that the North American counterculture penetrated and shaped Mexican culture in politically-important ways.

Notes: 

Note new room!