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HIST 218 Topics in Latin American History

This is course offers an overview of Latin American and Caribbean history, from the Columbian encounter through the twenty-first century. We use case studies to illustrate overarching trends including: conquest, colonialism and independence, coerced labor and resistance, the rise of US power and nationalist responses, revolution and counterrevolution in the Cold War, and millennial struggles between neoliberalism and a "leftist tide." This class pays particular attention to the lives of non-elite women and men, and explores the roles that ethnicity, race, class, and gender have had in the region's history.



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