Survey — Latin America

History 275E

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Tue 2–4pm
Class Number: 
25930
Units: 
4

This seminar is a selective survey of early Latin American and Caribbean history, c. 1400-1898. Our approach will combine classic texts with new lines of inquiry inspired by the overlapping field of Atlantic history. The goal is to develop a sense of key developments in the historiography of the region, build core knowledge, and identify promising new directions for future research. Topics covered include social, cultural, environmental, and economic ramifications of “the conquest”; capitalism and the world system; cultural encounter and religion; gender, sexuality, and race; indigenous and African slavery and the transatlantic slave trade; Brazil, Angola, and the South Atlantic system; and revolt, rebellion, and the Age of Revolutions.