Latin America in the World

History 280E

Fall 2015
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Tu 10-12
  • Note new room.
  • This seminar will survey the diverse academic literatures that situate the history of modern Latin America in transnational, international and global contexts.  Rather than form one coherent body of scholarship, the “Latin America in the World” umbrella encompasses work by scholars trained in distinct fields and features different methodological approaches, perspectives and source bases.  Our discussions will focus on historiographical trends across generations of scholarship on topics including diplomacy, political economy, culture, race, gender and the environment.  Though readings will survey literature from the mid-20th century onward, we will be particularly attentive to innovations in this scholarship that gained ground in the 1990s, as well as current trends in the most recently published work in this field.

Course Books

We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States by Green, James Duke University Press. ISBN: 978-0822347354 Required
Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History by Cushman, Gregory Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1107655966 Required
Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II by Young, Elliott UNC Press. ISBN: 978-1469612966 Required
Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina by Schwartz, Stuart Princeton University Press. ISBN: 978-0691157566 Required
War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by DeLay, Brian Yale University Press. ISBN: 978-0300158373 Required
Buying into the Regime: Grapes and Consumption in Cold War Chile and the United States by Tinsman, Heidi Duke University Press. ISBN: 978-0822355359 Required
Hotel Trópico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950-1980 by Davila, Jerry Duke University Press. ISBN: 978-0822348559 Required
The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America by Colby, Jason Cornell University Press. ISBN: 978-0801478994 Required
Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow by Guridy, Frank UNC Press. ISBN: 978-0807871034 Required
The Seduction of Brazil: The Americanization of Brazil during World War II by Tota, Antonio Pedro University of Texas Press. ISBN: 978-0292723528 Required
Contested Communities: Class, Gender and Politics in Chile’s El Teniente Copper Mine 1904-1951 by Klubock, Thomas Miller Duke University Press. ISBN: 978-0822320920 Required
The Invaded: How Latin Americans and Their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations by Mcpherson, Alan Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195343038 Required
Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Grandin, Greg Holt Paperbacks; Reprint edition. ISBN: 978-0805083231 Required
Dependency and Development in Latin America by Cardoso, Fernando Henrique and Faletto, Enzo University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520035270 Required
The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion 1860-1898 (35th Anniversary Edition) by Walter LaFeber Cornell University Press. ISBN: 978-0801485954 Required