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

Spring 2009

HIS 346L • Modern Latin America

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39075 -TBA


Course Description

This course surveys the history of Latin America from the period of the Wars for Independence in the early 19th century until the present. While it aims to provide students with an understanding of the region as a whole, due to time constraints, the course will focus primarily on the histories of Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, and Guatemala. The major objective of the class is to explore the racial, class, and gender hierarchies that emerged out of the region's colonial and precolonial past and their impact on the lives of Latin American people. Course materials will include, primary documents, films, and works produced by historians. We will explore such topics as the struggle to create

Grading Policy

3 Tests at 25% each 75% Active Class participation 25%


John Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire José Vasconcelos, The Cosmic Race/La Raza Cñsmica C. Peter Ripley, Conversations with Cuba Daniel Wilkinson, Silence on the Mountain Coursepack Readings


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