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

Ann Twinam

Professor Ph.D., Yale University

Ann Twinam

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-7213
  • Office: GAR 2.114
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: W 12-2 p.m. and by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: B7000

Biography

2004-Present Professor, University of Texas at Austin
1998-2004 Professor, University of Cincinnati
1981-98 Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
1974-81 Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
1971-72 Teaching Assistant, Yale University
 
"Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattoes and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies" is in production at Stanford University Press.

 

Research interests

Latin American History, (Colonial--eighteenth century) Social, Race, Family History, Women and Gender, Atlantic History, Spanish History.  (sexuality and illegitimacy 15-18th centuries)

 

Courses taught

Colonial Latin American survey, Film in Colonial Latin America, Film in Modern Latin America, History of the Caribbean, Gender in Colonial Latin America, Gender in Modern Latin America.  Graduate: Colonial Research Seminar, Historiography of Gender in Colonial/Nineteenth Century Latin America

 

Awards, Honors

Winner, 2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, The University of Texas at Austin

Winner, 2002 George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Excellence in Scholarly Works, University of Cincinnati

Honorable Mention, 2001 Bolton Prize for the best book of 1999 in Latin American History awarded by the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) for Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America

Winner, 2000 Thomas F. McGann Book Prize for the best book of 1999 in Latin American Studies (by a member) awarded by the Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) for Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America.

 

Publications 

Vidas públicas, secretos privados: Género, honor, sexualidad e ilegitimidad en la Hispanoamérica colonial (Fondo de Cultura Económica, Buenos Aires 2009). (Spanish translation of 1999 monograph)

Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America (Stanford University Press, 1999). (Paperback edition, 2000.)

“Purchasing Whiteness: Conversation on the Essence of Pardo-ness and Mulatto-ness at the End of Empire,” in  Andrew B. Fisher and Matthew D. O’Hara eds., Imperial Subjects: Race and Identity in Colonial Spanish America (Duke University Press, 2009): 141-166.
 
“The Church, the State and the Abandoned:  Expósitos in Eighteenth-Century Havana.” In Odina E. González and Bianca Premo, eds., Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Latin America (University of New Mexico Press,  2007): 163-186.
 
“El estado de la cuestíon La historia de la familia, la historia de genero pasado, presente, y futuro,” in Francisco Chacon Jimenez, Juan Herandez Franco, Francisco Garcia Gonzalez eds. Familia y organization social en Europa y America, Siglos XV-XX (Ediciones de la Universidad de Murcia, 2007): 329-42.
 
“The Etiology of Racial Passing: Constructions of Informal and Official “Whiteness” in Colonial Spanish America. In John Smolenski and Thomas J. Humphrey eds., New World Orders, Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Early Modern Americas,” McNeil Center for Early American Studies (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005): 249-272.

HIS 386L • Latin American Colonial Hist

39900 • Fall 2014
Meets W 300pm-600pm CAL 22
(also listed as LAS 386 )
show description

The goal of this course is for students to write a publishable research paper.  While the seminar will focus on the colonial era, students may write essays on any period.  During the first weeks, the seminar will discuss strategies to analyze archival indices and explore archives, the organization of research materials and the analysis of colonial documents.  The seminar will read archival documents, and learn and practice fundamentals of paleography.  Each student will write a competitive research proposal on their chosen paper topic, which the seminar will evaluate.  During the middle weeks of the seminar students will meet one-on-one with the professor to discuss progress in research and writing.  In the final week  each student will report on the status of their paper.

Students should attend every class, participate in assignments and discussion, and keep assigned meetings with the professor. The professor may lessen the final course grade  if such requirements are not met.  Normally,  the grade assigned the research paper will be the final grade.  Reading knowledge of spanish is required.

Texts:

Readings:  as posted on blackboard or xerox handouts.  I am keeping the class readings to a minimum as i want you to have the most time possible to work on your research project.

HIS 306N • Film/Hist In Lat Amer: Modern

39645 • Spring 2014
Meets W 300pm-600pm WEL 2.312
(also listed as LAS 310 )
show description

This course introduces students to selected topics in Latin American history and culture through film, readings, documentaries, class discussion and lectures.  One goal is to explore significant influences that have molded Latin American history from the conquest through the early twentieth century.  Another is for students to develop their analytical capabilities to utilize both visual and written materials as they engage in discussion, write analytical essays, and prepare individual projects. Topics include but are not limited to: The Mexican Revolution; Borders between Central America, Mexico, The US; The Argentine Dirty War, The Cuban Revolution.

Texts:

Donald Stevens, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies, Scholarly Resources, 1998.

Other readings will be posted on Blackboard.

Grading:

Essays            6/9  (67%)

Outlines          1/9  (11%)

Discussion      2/9  (22%)

HIS 386L • Latin American Colonial Hist

40260 • Spring 2014
Meets M 300pm-600pm MEZ 1.104
(also listed as LAS 386 )
show description

The goal of this course is for students to write a publishable research paper.  While the seminar will focus on the colonial era, students may write essays on any period.  During the first weeks, the seminar will discuss strategies to analyze archival indices and explore archives, the organization of research materials and the analysis of colonial documents.  The seminar will read archival documents, and learn and practice fundamentals of paleography.  Each student will write a competitive research proposal on their chosen paper topic, which the seminar will evaluate.  During the middle weeks of the seminar students will meet one-on-one with the professor to discuss progress in research and writing.  In the final week  each student will report on the status of their paper.

 

Students should attend every class, participate in assignments and discussion, and keep assigned meetings with the professor. The professor may lessen the final course grade  if such requirements are not met.  Normally,  the grade assigned the research paper will be the final grade.  Reading knowledge of spanish is required.

 

Readings:  as posted on blackboard or xerox handouts.  I am keeping the class readings to a minimum as i want you to have the most time possible to work on your research project.

HIS 306N • Film/Hist In Lat Am: Colonial

39555 • Fall 2013
Meets M 300pm-600pm BUR 116
(also listed as LAS 310 )
show description

This course introduces students to selected topics in Latin American history and culture through film, readings, documentaries, class discussion and lectures.  One goal is to explore significant influences that have molded Latin American history from the conquest through the early twentieth century.  Another is for students to develop their analytical capabilities to utilize both visual and written materials as they engage in discussion, write analytical essays, and prepare individual projects.

Texts:

Donald Stevens, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies, Scholarly Resources, 1998.

Other readings will be posted on Blackboard.

Grading:

Essays            6/9  (67%)

Outlines          1/9  (11%)

Discussion      2/9  (22%)

 

HIS 346K • Colonial Latin America

39790 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WEL 2.308
(also listed as LAS 366 )
show description

This course surveys the history of colonial Spanish America from first encounters to independence. An underlying focus will be to explore the dynamics of scholarly analysis, tracing how and why historians and social scientists have revisited and provided alternative (revisionist) interpretations of key themes. These include: the arrival of humans in the Americas, alternations in the pre and post contact indigenous (Maya, Aztec, Inca) and Iberian worlds, processes of conquest and early colonization, ecological and demographic trends, the consolidation of imperial power (governmental, economic, religious and social institutions), changing dynamics of gender, race and class; the Bourbon Reforms; and precipitating variables for independence.

Texts:

Bernal Diaz del Castillo, The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin 1963)

Richard Boyer, Colonial Lives: Documents in Latin American History 1550-1850 (Oxford University Press 2000).

Camilla Townsend, Malintzin’s  Choices:  An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico (University of New Mexico Press 2006)

Grading:

Students must pass a map quiz to receive a grade in the course. There will be a midterm and a final examination. Study sheets will be handed out a week prior to each examination and there will be a review in class of the materials to be covered.  Students should be prepared to discuss the assigned readings in class as well as show their comprehension of the material in examinations and essays.  Additionally students will write one (4-5) page essay based on the Boyer readings.   A sheet will be handed out suggesting possible topics or students may develop their own topic with the approval of the professor. Each examination and writing assignment will count equally in assigning a final grade. From time to time students may be presented with opportunities for extra credit through attendance at scholarly presentations or Internet assignments.  A brief outline of the lecture topics as well as terms and concepts to know will be handed out prior to each topical segment and will be posted on Blackboard.

HIS 346K • Colonial Latin America

39470 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm CAL 100
(also listed as LAS 366 )
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            This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the social, cultural, economic, and political development of colonial Spanish America between 1492 and 1840. Spanish imperial control over its American colonies lasted for three hundred years. How do we explain the longevity of Spanish control and when the Spanish American colonists fought for their independence why did the insurgent movements occur in the early nineteenth century and not before? Between Spanish invasion, conquest, and eventual loss of empire, what kind of societies were created in Spanish America? On what terms were the indigenous populations incorporated into conquest society and economy and what factors shaped their responses to Spanish colonialism? What images did the Spanish form of the "New World" inhabitants and what impact did they have upon Spanish intellectual thought? What type of society and economy did those Spaniards who sought their fortunes in the colonies shape for themselves and their descendants? Topics to be addressed include the Spanish and Pre-Colombian traditions of conquest and imperialism, the consolidation of Spanish imperial government in the so-called "New World", Church-State relations, the development of the colonial economies in the context of early globalization, race, class, and gender in colonial society, the movements of political independence from Spain and the problems faced by the new republics as emergent nation-states in the nineteenth century. Special emphasis will be placed on indigenous and Afro-American responses to Spanish colonialism during three centuries of imperial rule. Particular emphasis will also be placed on students’ critical readings of primary sources, both visual and textual

HIS 398T • Supervised Teaching In History

39925 • Spring 2013
Meets M 300pm-600pm MEZ 1.122
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Weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports.

DEGREE PLAN STATEMENTS: Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

MEETING STATEMENT: Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

HIS 350L • History Of The Caribbean

39410 • Fall 2012
Meets W 300pm-600pm MEZ 1.118
(also listed as LAS 366 )
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Course Description

This course provides uses documentaries, film, lectures and readings to provide an overview of caribbean history from 1492 to the present.  The prominent theme will be to explore how the dynamic among differing conquerors, natives, and slaves forged the distinctive caribbean nations of the present with their spanish, british, french, dutch, danish and united states cultural heritages.  The focus throughout will be to measure the extent to which these distinctive cultural and colonial heritages shaped historical development.  Topical themes include: contact between european and native cultures, piracy, the impact of sugar and slavery, colonialism, de-colonization, the impact of the U.S. as a caribbean power (puerto rico, virgin islands), caribbean revolutions (cuba, grenada), the caribbean in the twenty-first century.

Grading Policy

 

Essays          9/15

Discussion  3/15

Mini-assignments  1/15

Individual project 2/15

 

 

Texts.

Each week 50-100 pp of primary and secondary source readings will be posted on blackboard.

 

 

 

HIS 346K • Colonial Latin America

39330 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm WAG 201
(also listed as LAS 366 )
show description

This course surveys the history of colonial Spanish America from first encounters to independence. An underlying focus will be to explore the dynamics of scholarly analysis, tracing how and why historians and social scientists have revisited and provided alternative (revisionist) interpretations of key themes. These include: the arrival of humans in the Americas, alternations in the pre and post contact indigenous (Maya, Aztec, Inca) and Iberian worlds, processes of conquest and early colonization, ecological and demographic trends, the consolidation of imperial power (governmental, economic, religious and social institutions), changing dynamics of gender, race and class; the Bourbon Reforms; and precipitating variables for independence.

 

TEXTS 

Required: 

Bernal Diaz del Castillo, The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin 1963)  (BD)

Richard Boyer, Colonial Lives: Documents in Latin American History 1550-1850 (Oxford University Press 2000). (B)

Camilla Townsend, Malintzin’s  Choices:  An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico (University of New Mexico Press 2006) (CT)

 

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

         Students must pass a map quiz to receive a grade in the course. There will be a midterm and a final examination. Study sheets will be handed out a week prior to each examination and there will be a review in class of the materials to be covered.  Students should be prepared to discuss the assigned readings in class as well as show their comprehension of the material in examinations and essays.  Additionally students will write one (4-5) page essay based on the Boyer readings.   A sheet will be handed out suggesting possible topics or students may develop their own topic with the approval of the professor. Each examination and writing assignment will count equally in assigning a final grade. From time to time students may be presented with opportunities for extra credit through attendance at scholarly presentations or Internet assignments.  A brief outline of the lecture topics as well as terms and concepts to know will be handed out prior to each topical segment and will be posted on Blackboard. 

HIS 386L • Latin American Colonial Hist

39725 • Spring 2012
Meets M 300pm-600pm MEZ 1.104
(also listed as LAS 386 )
show description

The goal of this course is for students to write a publishable research paper.  While the seminar will focus on the colonial era, students may write essays on any period.  During the first weeks, the seminar will discuss strategies to analyze archival indices and explore archives, the organization of research materials and the analysis of colonial documents.  The seminar will read archival documents, and learn and practice fundamentals of paleography.  

Texts

Readings will be posted on blackboard or xerox handouts

Grading

Each student will write a competitive research proposal on their chosen paper topic, which the seminar will evaluate.  During the middle weeks of the seminar students will meet one-on-one with the professor to discuss progress in research and writing.  For the final weeks, the seminar will convene as a scholarly conference and each student will deliver a paper on his or her topic.  Students will share and comment on the full text of their papers. 

Students should attend every class, participate in assignments and discussion, and keep assigned meetings with the professor.  The professor may lessen the final course grade if such requirements are not met.  Normally, the grade assigned the research paper will be the final grade.

HIS 306N • Film/Hist In Lat Am: Colonial

39090 • Fall 2011
Meets M 330pm-630pm BUR 116
(also listed as LAS 310 )
show description

This course introduces students to selected topics in Latin American history and culture through film, readings, documentaries, class discussion and lectures.  One goal is to explore significant influences that have molded Latin American history from the conquest through the early twentieth century.  Another is for students to develop their analytical capabilities to utilize both visual and written materials as they engage in discussion, write analytical essays and outlines.  

Topics to be discussed include: portrait of indigenous peoples, culture clash, role of the imperial or national state. role of church, gender. family, influence of class, foreign influence in Latin America, violence, portraits of the city versus the country, treatment of the poor’ portraits of the military, difference between foreign vs Latin American-produced cinema, difference what films show and what historians write. 

Texts

Each week primary and secondary source readings will be posted on Blackboard.

Grading

Students must write 3  (4-6 pp) essays comparing or exploring a theme in the assigned films and readings and  write outlines of sources and themes they would have used if they had written essays for the other films. They must participate in class discussion of visuals and readings.

3 essays   60 %

discussion 20 % 

4 outlines  20 %  

 

HIS 350L • History Of The Caribbean

39360 • Fall 2011
Meets W 330pm-630pm MEZ 1.118
(also listed as LAS 366 )
show description

This course provides uses documentaries, film, lectures and readings to provide an overview of Caribbean history from 1492 to the present. The prominent theme will be to explore how the dynamic among differing conquerors, natives, and slaves forged the distinctive Caribbean nations of the present with their Spanish, British, French, Dutch, Danish and United States cultural heritages. The focus throughout will be to measure the extent to which these distinctive cultural and colonial heritages shaped historical development. Topical themes include: contact between European and native cultures, piracy, the impact of sugar and slavery, colonialism, de-colonization, the impact of the U.S. as a Caribbean power (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands), Caribbean revolutions (Cuba, Grenada), the Caribbean in the 21st Century.

 

Texts

Each week 50-100 pp of primary and secondary source readings will be posted on Blackboard.

 

Grading

4 ESSAYS 8/14 (1/7 APIECE)

DISCUSSION 3/14

MINI-ASSIGNMENT 1/14

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 2/14 (1/7 APIECE)

HIS 386L • Latin American Colonial Hist

40025 • Spring 2011
Meets M 200pm-500pm GAR 1.134
(also listed as LAS 386 )
show description

The goal of this course is for students to write a publishable research paper.  While the seminar will focus on the colonial era, students may write essays on any period.  During the first weeks, the seminar will discuss strategies to analyze archival indices and explore archives, the organization of research materials and the analysis of colonial documents.  The seminar will read archival documents, and learn and practice fundamentals of paleography.  

Texts

Readings will be posted on blackboard or xerox handouts

Grading

Each student will write a competitive research proposal on their chosen paper topic, which the seminar will evaluate.  During the middle weeks of the seminar students will meet one-on-one with the professor to discuss progress in research and writing.  For the final weeks, the seminar will convene as a scholarly conference and each student will deliver a paper on his or her topic.  Students will share and comment on the full text of their papers. 

 

Students should attend every class, participate in assignments and discussion, and keep assigned meetings with the professor.  The professor may lessen the final course grade if such requirements are not met.  Normally, the grade assigned the research paper will be the final grade.

HIS 306N • Film/Hist In Lat Amer: Modern

39005 • Fall 2010
Meets M 300pm-600pm BUR 136
(also listed as LAS 310 )
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FILM AND HISTORY IN LATIN AMERICA: MODERN
FALL 2010
HIS 306N/39005
LAS 310/40085

PROFESSOR ANN TWINAM
GARRISON 2.114
ANNTWINAM@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU

OFFICE HOURS: M 10:30 -11:30, 5:30-6:30
AND BY APPOINTMENT

TEACHING ASSISTANT: JEFFREY PARKER
OFFICE HOURS:  TUES, 10-12 AND BY APPOINTMENT (BUR. 454)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

THIS COURSE INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO SELECTED TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE THROUGH FILM, READINGS, DOCUMENTARIES, CLASS DISCUSSION AND LECTURES.  ONE GOAL IS TO EXPLORE SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCES THAT HAVE MOLDED LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY DURING THE LAST CENTURY.  ANOTHER IS FOR STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES TO UTILIZE BOTH VISUAL AND WRITTEN MATERIALS AS THEY ENGAGE IN DISCUSSION AND WRITE ANALYTICAL ESSAYS.

 

ASSIGNED READINGS.

            I HAVE POSTED ASSIGNED READINGS UNDER COURSE DOCUMENTS ON BLACKBOARD.  IT WOULD BE WISE TO PRINT THESE OUT IN ADVANCE.

ATTENDANCE

CLASS ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN AND IS MANDATORY GIVEN THAT THE CLASS MEETS BUT ONCE A WEEK.  STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE ON TIME, STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS, VIEW ALL FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES AND PARTICIPATE IN CLASS DISCUSSION.  MISSED OR PARTIALLY ATTENDED CLASSES WILL BE HANDLED BY THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL:  IF THERE IS A GOOD REASON (E.G. SICKNESS, FAMILY EMERGENCY) THE STUDENT MUST INFORM THE PROFESSOR OF THE ISSUE, VIEW MISSED VISUALS AND WRITE AN EXTRA PAPER TO MAKE UP FOR THE MISSED CLASS MATERIALS.  ANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCES OR FAILURE TO WRITE MAKE UP PAPERS WILL RESULT IN A LOWERING OF THE GRADE FOR THE CLASS

 

GRADE CALCULATION

3 ESSAYS   60 %
DISCUSSION 20 %
2 OUTLINES  10 %
MINI-ASSIGNMENTS 10%
ESSAYS – 60%

STUDENTS MUST WRITE 3 (4-6 PP) ESSAYS COMPARING OR EXPLORING A THEME IN THE ASSIGNED FILMS AND READINGS.  

YOUR PAPER SHOULD NOT ONLY SHOW KNOWLEDGE OF THE FILM AND DOCUMENTARIES, BUT MELD ANALYSIS FROM THE ASSIGNED READINGS AND LECTURES.  WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THE EXTENT TO WHICH YOU USE BOTH VISUAL AND WRITTEN MATERIAL TO PRODUCE AN ANALYTICAL AND DOCUMENTED ESSAY.  YOU SHOULD USE ONLY THE ASSIGNED READINGS, FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES AND MATERIAL FROM LECTURES OR OTHER CLASS PRESENTATIONS IN YOUR ESSAYS.  YOU SHOULD NOT USE OTHER MATERIAL IN THESE ESSAYS, THE GOAL IS TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR ABILITY TO ANALYZE THE ASSIGNED VISUAL AND WRITTEN MATERIALS.  YOU MUST WRITE EITHER ESSAY ONE OR ESSAY TWO.

TOPICS TO CONSIDER INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

PORTRAIT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
CULTURE CLASH
ROLE NATIONAL STATE
ROLE OF CHURCH
GENDER
ROLE OF WOMEN
ROLE OF MEN
FAMILY
INFLUENCE OF CLASS
FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN LATIN AMERICA
VIOLENCE
REVOLUTION
POVERTY
PORTRAITS OF THE MILITARY
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOREIGN VS LATIN AMERICAN-PRODUCED CINEMA
DIFFERENCE WHAT FILMS SHOW AND WHAT HISTORIANS WRITE
DIFFERENCE IN FILMS PRODUCED BY LATIN AMERICANS OR BY OTHERS

 

II. DISCUSSION---20%

 DISCUSSION: STUDENTS SHOULD COME PREPARED TO CONTRIBUTE TO DISCUSSION.  AT THE END OF EACH CLASS WHERE THERE IS DISCUSSION, STUDENTS WILL GIVE THEMSELVES A GRADE OF PLUS OR ZERO FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION THAT DAY SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY THE PROFESSOR.  AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER, THE POINTS WILL BE CURVED AND A LETTER GRADE ASSIGNED FOR THE DISCUSSION COMPONENT.  STUDENTS SHOULD MAKE VERY CLEAR  ON THE SHEET IF THEY ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTED TO  CLASS PARTICIPATION.  IF A STUDENT ATTEMPTED TO COMMENT BUT WAS  NOT CALLED UPON, HE OR SHE SHOULD WRITE THEIR PROPOSED COMMENT ON THE DISCUSSION SHEET.  THE PROFESSOR MAY OR MAY ASSIGN CREDIT TO THAT CONTRIBUTION DEPENDING UPON THE INTENSITY OF CLASS PARTICIPATION.   

 

III. OUTLINES—10 %         

OUTLINE:  STUDENTS MUST HAND IN A ONE-PAGE OUTLINE OF TWO OF THE THREE SECTIONS WHERE THEY HAVE NOT WRITTEN ESSAYS.  THESE TWO SECTIONS MUST SUGGEST A TOPIC THAT YOU WOULD HAVE WRITTEN AND PROVIDE QUOTES FROM THE READINGS OR MATERIAL THAT YOU WOULD HAVE INCLUDED IN THE ESSAY.
 

IV.  MINI-ASSIGNMENT—10%

MINI-ASSIGNMENT.  THERE IS A MINI ASSIGNMENT FOR EACH OF THE SIX  SEGMENTS OF THE CLASS.  GO ONLINE AND PRINT OUT A PAGE OR TWO OF MATERIAL RELEVANT TO THE TOPIC OF THE MINI-ASSIGNMENT QUESTION AND PROVIDE A HARD COPY.

STUDENTS WHO HAND IN PAPERS LATE WILL BE PENALIZED.  EACH DAY AFTER THE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE A GRADE WILL BE DEDUCTED BY A THIRD OF A LETTER.  WHAT HAPPENS, FOR EXAMPLE, IF A PAPER IS DUE ON MONDAY AND THE STUDENT HANDS THE PAPER ON WEDNESDAY?  IF THE PAPER IS GRADED AS AN A-, THE ACTUAL GRADE THE STUDENT RECEIVES WILL BE A B+ IF HANDED IN ON TUESDAY, A B IF HANDED IN ON WEDNESDAY, AND A B- IF HANDED IN ON THURSDAY. AGAIN, IF THERE ARE VALID EXCUSES (SUCH AS ILLNESS OR RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE) EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE RULE.    THE GREATEST PENALTY DEDUCTED FOR LATENESS WILL NOT EXCEED TWO LETTER GRADES.  (I PENALIZE LATE PAPERS TO BE FAIR TO THE REST OF THE CLASS AS THOSE WHO HAND IN LATE HAVE HAD MORE TIME TO WORK ON THEIR ESSAY.) STUDENTS WHO HAND IN MINI-ASSIGNMENTS LATE WILL ALSO RECEIVE ONE LOWER GRADE.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED TO RECEIVE A FINAL GRADE BASED ON: 3 ESSAYS, 2 OUTLINES, 6 MINIS, DISCUSSION, ATTENDANCE.

 

TOPICS AND READINGS

I. MEXICO: THE REVOLUTION AND BEYOND.  (B)

 FILM:  AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF

CLIPS: LET’S GO WITH PANCHO VILLA

                        DOCUMENTARY: PANCHO VILLA AND OTHER STORIES

                        CLIP: DISNEY, 3 CABALLEROS

                        DOCUMENTARY: SENORITA EXTRAVIADA

  READINGS:

ARNOLD J. BAUER, “MILLERS AND GRINDERS: TECHNOLOGY AND HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY IN MESO-AMERICA,” AGRICULTURAL HISTORY LXIV:  1 (WINTER 1990):1-17.

ELIZABETH SALAS, THE SOLDADERA IN THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION:  WAR AND MEN'S ILLUSIONS (AUSTIN, 1990): 93-105.

JOHN REED, INSURGENT MEXICO (NEW YORK 1983): 97-135. 

ALAN WELLS, BOOK REVIEW OF FRIEDRICH KATZ, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PANCHO VILLA, IN HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW 80.1 (2000): 141-146.  

MINI-ASSIGNMENT: PRINT FROM THE INTERNET AN UPDATE ON WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN CIUDAD JUAREZ (MURDER OF WOMEN, DRUG WARS)

           

II. THE BORDERS: CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO, UNITED STATES (A)

                        FILM: EL NORTE   

                        DOCUMENTARY: EL OTRO LADO, DE NADIE                    

READINGS

 TED CONOVER, COYOTES:  A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SECRET WORLD OF AMERICA'S ILLEGAL ALIENS     (NEW YORK, 1987): 191-246

 

TRACEY J. ANDREWS, EL AL., “NEGOTIATING SURVIVAL:  UNDOCUMENTED MEXICAN IMMIGRANT WOMEN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST,” THE SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL 39(2002): 431-49

GORDON H. HANSON, “ILLEGAL MIGRATION FROM MEXICO TO THE UNITED STATES,” JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE XLIV (DECEMBER 2006): 869-924.  (SKIP THE MATH!)

MINI-ASSIGNMENT:  PRINT FROM THE INTERNET AN UPDATE CONCERNING CONTROVERSY OVER IMMIGRATION AND THE BORDER.

                                     

III.            ARGENTINA: THE PERSONISM AND EVITA  (A)

 

FILM: CLIPS FROM EVITA  AND : THE MYSTERY OF EVA PERON

DOC:             EVA PERON

            READINGS: 

J. M. TAYLOR, EVITA PERON:  THE MYTHS OF A WOMAN (CHICAGO, 1979): 34-111, 128-137.

MINI-ASSIGNMENT:  LOOK FOR UPDATE INFORMATION OR A WEBSITE ON EVITA PERON AND PRINT OUT SOMETHING NOTABLE.  

 

IV. CUBA I: THE REVOLUTION CONSIDERED                                                              

             FILM:  PORTRAIT OF TERESA

             DOCUMENTARY: FIDEL CASTRO

READINGS:

 MARGARET RANDALL, ED. CUBAN WOMEN NOW: INTERVIEWS WITH   CUBAN WOMEN (LONDON, 1974): 267-289.           

MAXIME MOLYNEAUX, “STATE, GENDER AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: THE FEDERACION DE MUJERES CUBANAS”.  IN E. DORE AND M MOLYNEUX EDS., HIDDEN HISTORIES OF GENDER AND THE STATE IN LATIN AMERICA, (DURHAM, 2000): 291-321

MINI-ASSIGNMENT:  PRINT FROM THE INTERNET WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN CUBA CONCERNING WOMEN AND THE REVOLUTION.

 

V:  ARGENTINA AND DIRTY WARS

FILM: THE OFFICIAL STORY
            THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO
            60 MINUTES
            OUR DISAPPEARED

READINGS: 

ANDREW GRAHAM-YOOL, A MATTER OF FEAR.  (WESTPORT, 1982): IX- XII, 12-31, 111-122.                       

FRANK GRAZIANO, DIVINE VIOLENCE: SPECTACLE, PSYCHOSEXUALITY AND RADICAL CHRISTIANITY IN THE ARGENTINE "DIRTY WAR."  (BOULDER, 1992):15-59.

MARTIN EDWIN ANDERSON, DOSSIER SECRETO:   ARGENTINA'S DESAPARECIDOS AND THE MYTH  OF THE "DIRTY WAR.”  (BOULDER, 1993): 194-213, 315-323.                       

OPTIONAL: NUNCA MAS (NEW YORK, 1986):  XI-XXVIII. 1-6, 284-95, 301-12

ANDREW GRAHAM-YOOL, A MATTER OF FEAR.  (WESTPORT, 1982): IX- XII, 12-31, 111-122.                  

MINI-ASSIGNMENT: PRINT FROM THE INTERNET AN UPDATE CONCERNING THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO OR WHAT HAPPENING TO THOSE INVOLVED IN THE DIRTY WAR

 

VI: CUBA: THE REVOLUTION RECONSIDERED

 

FILM:   BITTER SUGAR         

READINGS:

MAURICE HALPERIN, RETURN TO HAVANA:  THE DECLINE OF CUBAN SOCIETY UNDER CASTRO (NASHVILLE, 1994): PP. 44-56, 121-38, 187-91.

JEFFREY L ROBERG, ALYSON KUTTRUFF “CUBA: IDEOLOGICAL SUCCESS OR IDEOLOGICAL FAILURE?” HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 29(2007): 779-795.

EDWARD GONZALES, KEVIN F. MCCARTHY “CUBA’S UNCERTAIN FUTURE AFTER FIDEL” BROWN JOURNAL OF WORLD AFFAIRS, FALL/WINTER (2007): 27-39.

MINI-ASSIGNMENT:  PRINT FROM THE INTERNET WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN CUBA THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

 

TENTATIVE SEMESTER SCHEDULE

(GIVEN THE VARIOUS CLASS ENTHUSIASMS THIS SYLLABUS MAY LINGER A BIT LONGER OR MOVE FASTER OVER VARIOUS TOPICS. IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES IN VISUALS OR DATES DUE OF ASSIGNMENTS THE PROFESSOR WILL NOTIFY THE  CLASS .)

WEEK

DATE

IN CLASS

DISCUSSION

DUE  IN CLASS*

WORK DUE IN CLASS

WEEK 1

8/30

INTRODUCTION

SYLLABUS

LECTURE

DOC  VILLA

 

 

 

WEEK 2

9/6

LABOR DAY NO CLASS

 

 

WEEK 3

9/13

DOC VILLA

CLIPS VILLA

LECTURE

FILM VILLA

 

DISCUSSION BAUER, SALAS

 

WEEK 4

9/20

FILM  VILLA

CLIPS DISNEY

LECTURE

DISCUSSION REED, WELLS

 

 

WEEK 5

9/27

LECTURE

DOC SENORITA EXTRAVIADA

LECTURE

 

DISCUSSION MINI

 

MEXICO MINI DUE

 

WEEK 6

10/4

FILM EL NORTE

 

DISCUSSION CONOVER

ESSAY /OUTLINE ONE, MEXICO DUE

WEEK 7

10/11

DOC EL OTRO LADO

DOC DE NADIE

 

DISCUSSION ANDREWS

 

WEEK 8

10/18

DOC DE NADIE

LECTURE

DOC  EVITA

DISCUSSION, ANDREWS, HANSON

DISCUSSION MINI

 

BORDERS MINI DUE

WEEK 9

10/25

CLIPS EVITA

 DOC EVITA LECTURE

 

DISCUSSION TAYLOR, MINI

PERON MINI DUE

 

ESSAY/OUTLINE TWO BORDERS DUE—YOU MUST HAVE WRITTEN EITHER ESSAY ONE OR TWO

WEEK 10

11/1

DOC CASTRO

FILM PORTRAIT OF TERESA

 

DISCUSSION

 

 

ESSAY/OUTLINE THREE/PERON DUE

 

WEEK 11

11/8

FILM PORTRAIT OF TERESA

SLIDES

LECTURE

 

DISCUSSION MOLYENAUX RANDALL

 

CUBA 1 MINI DUE

WEEK 12

11/15

DOC MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO

FILM OFFICIAL STORY

 

 

ESSAY/OUTLINE FOUR/CUBA1 DUE

 

WEEK 13

11/22

FILM OFFICIAL STORY

DOC  OUR DISAPPEARED DISCUSSION MIN

DISCUSSION

YOOL GRAZIANO, ANDERSON

 

ARGENTINA MINI DUE

WEEK 14

11/29

LECTURE

 

FILM BITTER SUGAR

 

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION

YOOL GRAZIANO, ANDERSON

QUESTIONS ON HALPERIN,  ROBERG, GONZALES

 

ESSAY/OUTLINE FIVE/ARGENTINA 2 DUE

 

CUBA 2 MINI DUE

 

 

 

 

ESSAY OUTLINE SIX/CUBA 2 DUE TBA CLASS

 

* DISCUSSION FROM ONE CLASS MAY BE EXTENDED TO THE NEXT CLASS

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY (CHEATING, PLAGIARISM, ETC.)  WILL BE SEVERELY PUNISHED.  ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICIES AT UT CAN BE LOCATED AT: www.utexas.edu/depts/dos/sjs

HIS 306N • Film/Hist In Lat Amer: Modern

39205 • Spring 2010
Meets W 300pm-600pm BUR 116
(also listed as LAS 310 )
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Topics in History

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 346K • Colonial Latin America

39600 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm JGB 2.102
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COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

SPRING 2010

 

PROFESSOR ANN TWINAM

OFFICE: GAR 2.114

EMAIL: anntwinam@mail.utexas.edu

OFFICE HOURS:  MWF 11-12 AND BY APPOINTMENT

TA:  JESSE CROMWELL

EMAIL: Jesse_Cromwell@mail.utexas.edu

OFFICE HOURS WED 2:30-5 AND BY APPOINTMENT, BURDINE 408

HIS 346K – UNIQUE 39600

LAS 366 2—UNIQUE  40590

CLASSROOM:  JGB 2.102

MWF 1-2

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

This course surveys the history of colonial Spanish America from first encounters to independence. An underlying focus will be to explore the dynamics of scholarly analysis, tracing how and why historians and social scientists have revisited and provided alternative (revisionist) interpretations of key themes. These include: the arrival of humans in the Americas, alternations in the pre and post contact indigenous (Maya, Aztec, Inca) and Iberian worlds, processes of conquest and early colonization, ecological and demographic trends, the consolidation of imperial power (governmental, economic, religious and social institutions), changing dynamics of gender, race and class; the Bourbon Reforms; and precipitating variables for independence.

TEXTS 

Required: 

Bernal Diaz del Castillo, The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin 1963)  (BD)

Richard Boyer, Colonial Lives: Documents in Latin American History 1550-1850 (Oxford University Press 2000). (B)

Camilla Townsend, Malintzin’s  Choices:  An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico (University of New Mexico Press 2006) (CT)

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

         Students must pass a map quiz to receive a grade in the course. There will be a midterm and a final examination. Study sheets will be handed out a week prior to each examination and there will be a review in class of the materials to be covered.  Students should be prepared to discuss the assigned readings in class as well as show their comprehension of the material in examinations and essays.  Additionally students will write one (4-5) page essay based on the Boyer readings.   A sheet will be handed out suggesting possible topics or students may develop their own topic with the approval of the professor. Each examination and writing assignment will count equally in assigning a final grade. From time to time students may be presented with opportunities for extra credit through attendance at scholarly presentations or Internet assignments.  A brief outline of the lecture topics as well as terms and concepts to know will be handed out prior to each topical segment and will be posted on Blackboard.

TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE

DATE

TOPIC

READING

ASSIGNMENT

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

WED 1/20

INTRODUCTION

 

 

FRI  1/22

ARRIVAL HUMANS TO AMERICAS

 

 

MON 1/25

ARRIVAL HUMANS TO AMERICAS

 

ARRIVAL/MESOAMERICA

WED 1/27

ARRIVAL HUMANS TO AMERICAS

READ CROSBY ON  BB ON THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE

 

FRI 1/29

THE MESOAMERICAN WORLD

OLMECS     TEOTIHUACAN

MAYA SEEDS OF TOMORROW VIDEO

 

DISCUSS COSBY AND VIDEO

MON 2/1

THE MESOAMERICAN WORLD OLMECS     TEOTIHUACAN MAYA

AZTECS

 

VIDEO CRACKING THE MAYA CODE

WED 2/3

AZTECS

 

 

FRI 2/5

AZTECS

 

 

MON 2/8

AZTECS

CT 1-54

DISCUSSION

WED 2/10

THE ANDEAN WORLD

 

 

 

FRI 2/12

ANDES

VIDEO

 

 

MON 2/15

SPANISH BACKGROUND

 

 

WED 2/17

SPANISH BACKGROUND

 

 

FRI 2/19

SPANISH BACKGROUND

CT 55-125

DISCUSSION

MON 2/22

CONQUEST

BD 7-118

DISCUSSION

WED

2/24

 

SPANISH BACKGROUND/CONQUEST

CONT

DISCUSSION

FRI

2/26

CONQUEST

CONT

DISCUSSION

MON 3/1

CONQUEST

BD 166-325

DISCUSSION

WED 3/3

CONQUEST

REVIEW FOR TEST

BD 351-412

DISCUSSION

FRI 3/5

MIDTERM

 

TEST 1

MON

3/8

SOCIETY OF CONQUEST

 

 

WED 3/10

SOCIETY OF CONQUEST

 

DISCUSSION

FRI 3/12

SOCIETY OF CONQUEST

 

CT 126-213

DISCUSSION

MON 3/15

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

WED

3/17

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

FRI

3/19

SPRING BREAK

 

 

MON

3/22

 

SOCIETY CONQUEST/DEMOGRAPHY

 

 

WED 3/24

DEMOGRAPHY

 

 

 

FRI 3/26

CATCH UP TIME.

 

 

MON 3/29

 

COLONIAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

WED 3/31

COLONIAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

FRI 4/2

COLONIAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

MON 4/5

COLONIAL ECONOMIES ECONOMIES/PIRACY/FLEET SYSTEM

 

 

WED 4/7

COLONIAL ECONOMIES ECONOMIES/PIRACY/FLEET SYSTEM

 

B1

DISCUSSION

FRI 4/9

RELIGION

B3, B4

 

DISCUSSION

MON 4/12

RELIGION 

B5.

 

DISCUSSION

WED 4/14

SOCIETY OF CASTES

B6

DISCUSSION

FRI 4/16

SOCIETY OF CASTES

B9

DISCUSSION

MON 4/19

SOCIETY OF CASTES

B10

DISCUSSION

WED 4/21

CATCH UP

 

DISCUSSION

FRI 4/23

BOURBON REFORM

 

 

MON 4/26

BOURBON REFORM

B12

BOYER PAPER DUE

WED 4/28

BOURBON REFORM

 

 

FRI 4/30

INDEPENDENCE

B23

DISCUSSION

MON 5/3

INDEPENDENCE

 

 

WED 5/5

INDEPENDENCE

 

 

FRI 5/7

CATCH UP AND REVIEW

 

FINAL WILL BE ON ASSIGNED DAY AND TIME

BASIC SURVIVAL RULES. 

1. Never hand in a paper unless you keep a rough draft.  Xerox your final copy, or  save in multiple places.  Always save every exam and paper until you have received the correct final grade in the course.  YOU are responsible for records of all work completed until you receive the final grade.

2. Papers must be turned in as hard copy unless you have received specific permission to send as email.

3. Class attendance is not mandatory---however since the large majority of material tested comes from lecture, visual presentations, and discussions, be warned that missing even one class can materially affect your grade.

4.  Although there is no assigned penalty for MISSING a class, there is one for LEAVING it.  Only those who have my permission received before the class (e.g. a doctor’s appointment) may leave a class during class hours and such students should sit where leaving will not disturb the other students.  Any other student who leaves the class during the assigned hours for any other non-serious reason will be identified, and a penalty of three points off the next test will be assigned; a second unexcused withdrawal results in an automatic F for the course.  

5. Makeup sessions must be arranged with the Professor or the TA.  The History Department supervises makeup examinations on Friday from 2-5 pm.  These make up sessions are NOT for student convenience--that is, for those who didn't study enough the night before, and thus want to take the makeup.  Acceptable reasons for not taking tests when offered include---but are not limited---to excuses such as observance of a religious holy day or illness. 

6.  Students who hand in papers late will be penalized.  Each DAY after the assignment is due a grade will be deducted by a third of a letter.  What happens, for example, if a paper is due on Monday and the student hands the paper on Wednesday?  If the paper is graded as an A-, the actual grade the student receives will be a B+ if handed in on Tuesday, a B if handed in on Wednesday, and a B- if handed in on Thursday. Again, if there are valid excuses (such as illness or religious observance) exceptions will be made to the rule.    The greatest penalty deducted for lateness will not exceed two letter grades.  (I penalize late papers to be fair to the rest of the class as those who hand in late have had more time to work on their essay.)

7.  Students who fail to take all exams and hand in all papers will receive an "F" for the course unless they have 1) a valid excuse and 2) met with me and received my permission to take an incomplete.  the “F” will be changed to the actual grade average when all assignments are completed. all students must pass the map quiz to receive a grade for the course.

8. SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY IS NOT PERMITTED IN THIS COURSE. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THIS ISSUE I STRONGLY ADVISE A READ OF http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs  OR  FOR INFORMATION ON PLAGIARISM AND ACADEMIC http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/about/academic_integrity/ 

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR READING AND UNDERSTANDING THIS MATERIAL. IF ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING IT, CONSULT THE PROFESSOR OR THE TA.

9.  I will try, given access, to post assignments, outlines, and study guides to Blackboard

GRADING

 

I grade on the following scale:

Grade:   A+  A  A-  B+  B  B-  C+  C  C-  D+  D    D-   F

Points:  12  11 10   9    8  7    6    5  4    3     2    1  0

         At the end of the quarter, each student will have four grades.  I will add them up, divide by 5, and assign a letter grade (at that point with the plus/minus points) accordingly.  For example, if a student received the following marks his or her points would be:

                  B-            7

                   A+           12

                   C               5

                  A-B+  9.5               

            Total  33.5 divided by 4 =s 8.4  or a

         Since you know how I grade, you can figure out your grade in this class at any time.  If a student is between grades, the "other" factors (other students with the same average, improvement, performance on quizzes, in class) will determine if I average all with the same point count up or down.

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

DISCUSSION     

At the end of each class where there is discussion, students will hand in the discussion sheet where they describe their contribution to the class discussion and give themselves a grade of plus or minus for their participation.   Each plus grade will count one point.  The top one third of the class with the highest number of discussion points will receive an additional 4 points to their midterm and final raw score. A similar calculation will apply to the final examination. 

Scholarly presentations

There will likely be a number of scholarly presentations this semester with topics concerning pre contact or colonial Spanish America.  Students should inform the professor of such presentations, which will be announced to the class and extra credit points (additions to raw test scores) may be awarded for attendance. 

Institutional Stuff

“The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 or 471-6441.”  

 “A student who is absent from a class or examination for the observance of a religious holiday may complete the work missed within a reasonable time after the absence, provided the student has notified the instructor in writing of the dates he or she will be absent. Notification must be made two weeks prior to the absence or on the first class day if the absence will occur during the first two weeks of class. In addition, the notification must be personally delivered to the instructor and signed and dated by the instructor, or sent certified mail with a return receipt request. A student who fails to complete missed work within the time allowed will be subject to the normal academic penalties.”

 

HIS 350L • History Of The Caribbean-W

39635 • Spring 2010
Meets M 400pm-700pm GAR 0.128
(also listed as LAS 366 )
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Lectures, discussion, reading, and research on selected topics in the field of history.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Designed for History majors. 

History 350L and 350R may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

Course carries Writing flag. 

HIS 306N • Film/Hist In Lat Am: Colonial

39580 • Fall 2009
Meets M 300pm-600pm BUR 136
(also listed as LAS 310 )
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Topics in History

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 386L • Latin American Colonial Hist

40305 • Fall 2009
Meets W 300pm-600pm MEZ 1.104
(also listed as LAS 386 )
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Research Seminar in Latin American History. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese, and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 346K • Colonial Latin America

39070 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm CAL 100
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            This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the social, cultural, economic, and political development of colonial Spanish America between 1492 and 1840. Spanish imperial control over its American colonies lasted for three hundred years. How do we explain the longevity of Spanish control and when the Spanish American colonists fought for their independence why did the insurgent movements occur in the early nineteenth century and not before? Between Spanish invasion, conquest, and eventual loss of empire, what kind of societies were created in Spanish America? On what terms were the indigenous populations incorporated into conquest society and economy and what factors shaped their responses to Spanish colonialism? What images did the Spanish form of the "New World" inhabitants and what impact did they have upon Spanish intellectual thought? What type of society and economy did those Spaniards who sought their fortunes in the colonies shape for themselves and their descendants? Topics to be addressed include the Spanish and Pre-Colombian traditions of conquest and imperialism, the consolidation of Spanish imperial government in the so-called "New World", Church-State relations, the development of the colonial economies in the context of early globalization, race, class, and gender in colonial society, the movements of political independence from Spain and the problems faced by the new republics as emergent nation-states in the nineteenth century. Special emphasis will be placed on indigenous and Afro-American responses to Spanish colonialism during three centuries of imperial rule. Particular emphasis will also be placed on students’ critical readings of primary sources, both visual and textual

HIS 350L • History Of The Caribbean-W

39130 • Spring 2009
Meets M 300pm-600pm GAR 0.120
(also listed as LAS 366 )
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Lectures, discussion, reading, and research on selected topics in the field of history.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Designed for History majors. 

History 350L and 350R may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

Course carries Writing flag. 

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