Brazilian Historiography

History 280E.002

Fall 2008
Instructor: 
Lewin
Location: 
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Wed 2-4
CCN: 
39633
Units: 
Units

A survey of major themes in Brazilian history from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, this seminar examines historiographic debates and issues with special attention to revisionist works. Selected themes include early settlement, colonial society, African slavery, religion, intellectual thought, coffee economy, transition to a republic, twentieth-century race relations, and popular culture. Written work consists of three short essays plus oral participation. Required readings are in English, with the option of using works in Portuguese (including Portuguese language credit, if needed). Anyone wishing to that this course for H275E credit may do so by notifying the instructor.