HIS 386K • Labor History of Latin America
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
This course serves to introduce the graduate student to the history of the urban and industrial work force of Latin America with particular emphasis on class formation, class consciousness, race, gender, ethnicity, leadership, and labor politics. We may inquire for each three countries (Chile, Argentina and Mexico) as to the workers' relative capacity for class struggle and political cooperation. Emphasizing the resources for and the state of research in labor history, this course will enable the student to understand the role of industrial laborers in the making of modern Latin America. It also will prepare the student to undertake research on the working class.
1st essay 25%; 2nd, 35%; 3rd essay, 40%
PAPERBACK LIST: Jonathan C. Brown, WORKERS CONTROL IN LATIN AMERICA Daniel James, DOÑA MARÍAS STORY John D. French, THE GENDERED WORLDS OF LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WORKERS Thomas M. Klubock, CONTESTED COMMUNITIES Heidi Tinsman, PARTNERS IN CONFLICT Michael Snodgrass, DEFERENCE AND DEFIANCE IN MONTERREY HARDBACK LIST: James Brennan, THE LABOR WARS OF CÓRDOBA Peter DeShazo, URBAN WORKERS AND LABOR UNIONS IN CHILE William E. French, A PEACEFUL AND WORKING PEOPLE