Latin American Cities, 1880-2005

History 103E.002

Fall 2005
Instructor (text): 
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
F 10-12

This course focuses on the history of, and the experience of living in, modern Latin American cities in the late 19th and 20th centuries. We will cover the social and cultural histories of a variety of different major urban centers, including Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile. We will address topics as diverse as modernity, urbanization, the experience of ";race";, class and gender, urban utopias, urban violence, and state terror as they were lived in different ways in these different cities throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Course requirements include active participation in seminar, three short reaction papers, and a final essay that integrates primary and secondary sources. History majors may write a prospectus for their 101 in lieu of a research paper. Please contact the instructor, Camilo Trumper ( if you have any questions about this