HIS 389 • Borderlands History
This course will use "the borderlands" - a place, a process, a metaphor - to explore a variety of historical themes, theoretical influences, and methodologies. Students will be exposed to a variety of approaches and discussions across disciplinary fields that overlap with borderlands history. Moreover, the course will build preliminary archival research skills that help students connect regional histories with scholarship focused on race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
Border Frames: Jose Limon, Dancing with the Devil Luis Alberto Urrea, Devil's Highway Emma Perez, The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History Neil Foley, The White Scourge Family Histories: Linda Gordon, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction Ramon Gutierrez, When Jesus Came, the Cornmothers Went Away Tiya Miles, Ties That Bind : The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom Gender: Lara Putnam, The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender James Brooks, Captives and Cousins Sarah Deutsch, Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940 Transnationalism: Gina Perez, The near northwest side story George Sanchez, Becoming Mexican American Mae Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens in the Making of Modern America