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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2007

HIS 386K • Historiography of 20th-Century Latin America

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39980 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BUR 554

Course Description

This course explores key topics in the historiography of twentieth-century Latin America: "modernity" and the twentieth-century; agroexport economies and foreign consumption; urbanization, industrialization, and the rise of the interventionist state; public health policies and eugenics; social constructions of crime and social deviance; US intervention in the Caribbean basin; revolutionary alternatives and Cold War counterinsurgency; the transformation of racial and gender identities; transnationalism and international migration.

Grading Policy

Students will write short weekly essays as well as a longer final paper.


Readings will focus on case studies from discrete Latin American nations.


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