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

Fall 2009

HIS 389 • BORDERLANDS HISTORY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40340 M
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
BUR 128
MCKIERNAN-GONZALEZ

Course Description

This course will use "the borderlands" - a place, a process, a metaphor - to explore a variety of historical themes, theoretical influences, and methodologies. Focusing on the long-standing place of the transnational flow of people, ideas and goods in the making of ethnic and national identities, this course is organized around three working approaches in borderlands history. The first is scholarship associated with peoples and places in northern Mexico and the American Southwest. The second is work that examines the construction of borders and borderlands in North America. The third is work that applies borderlands theory to the study of the past. Students will engage a variety of approaches and discussions across disciplinary fields that engage with scholars in Borderlands History. Moreover, the course will help students connect regional histories with scholarship focused on race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality.

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