Modern Latin America

History 8B

Fall 2013
150 GSPP
Day & Time: 
MWF 1-2

This introductory course surveys the history of modern Latin America from independence to the present, with a strong emphasis on the twentieth century. Our focus will be on broad transfomations in politics, place, identity, and work. 

Course Books

A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers by Weschler, Lawrence University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226893945 Required
Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala by Wilkinson, Daniel Duke University Press. ISBN: 979-0822333684 Required
Caetana says No: Women's Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society by Lauderdale Graham, Sandra Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521893534 Required
Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America by Guillermoprieto, Alma Vintage. ISBN: 978-0375725821 Required
Latin America SInce Independence: A History with Primary Sources by Dawson, Alexander Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415991964 Required