Argentina in a Comparative Context

History 280E.001

Fall 2009
Instructor: 
Healey
Location: 
2227 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Fri 9-11
CCN: 
39723
Units: 
Units

This course will be a comprehensive survey of the major trends in the historiography of Argentina, and to a lesser extent Chile, since Independence. We will read classics and recent scholarship, monographs and articles, in English and Spanish. Our readings will cover social, labor, political, and cultural history, with brief forays into economic, agrarian, and environmental history as well. Particular topics of interest will include state formation, law and crime, labor and citizenship, development strategies, indigenous communities, populism, military rule, and practices of memory. The class will be primarily focused on Argentina, but will include several weeks of comparative work on Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.

Assignments include close readings of assigned texts, engaged participation in seminar, and three short papers (3-5 pages) on the reading.

Notes: 

Note revised schedule.