In and Out of Latin America: From a Region of Immigrants to a Region of Emigrants (Proseminar in Latin America History)

History 103E.001

Fall 2016
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
M 10-12

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of Asian and European migrants left their home communities and settled in Latin America.  But during the second half of the twentieth century, millions of Latin Americans left the region and migrated elsewhere.  This reading seminar will examine the early migratory flows to Latin America and the later flows out of the region.  Readings during the first half of the course will focus on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, specifically immigrant societies in Latin America and the efforts of Latin American nation-states to attract immigrants.  Readings during the second half of the course will focus on twentieth-century emigration from Latin America and attempts by nation-states to manage or limit departures from the region.

Course Books

The Coolie Speaks: Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba by Lisa Yun Temple University Press. ISBN: 9781592135820 Required
Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 by George J. Sanchez Oxford UP. ISBN: 9780195096484 Required
Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930 by José C. Moya UC Press. ISBN: 9780520215269 Required
From Welcomed Exiles to Illegal Immigrants: Cuban Migration to the U.S., 1959-1995 by Felix Masud-Piloto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN: 9780847681495 Required
Negotiating National Identity: Immigrants, Minorities, and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil by Jeffrey Lesser Duke University Press. ISBN: 9780822322924 Required
Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada by Maria Cristina Garcia UC Press. ISBN: 9780520247017 Required
Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas by David FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín Harvard UP. ISBN: 9780674729049 Required
A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its Migration by David Fitzgerald UC Press. ISBN: 9780520257054 Required
Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands by Grace Delgado Stanford UP. ISBN: 9780804788625 Required
Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico by Deborah Cohen UNC Press. ISBN: 9781469609744 Required
Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War by Young, Julia G. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190205003 Required
We Are Left Without a Father Here: Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Postwar Puerto Rico by Suárez Findlay, Eileen J. Duke University Press. ISBN: 9780822357827 Required