Modern Latin American History
Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History
This course will explore the history of Latin America (defined here as Mexico, Central America, South America, the Spanish Caribbean, and Haiti) from the beginning of the independence era in the early 1800s until the present day. The seminar tackles central themes in modern Latin American history such as the legacies of colonial rule and slavery; the struggles for autonomy and independence; state formation processes; the emergence of ideas of nationhood; the struggle for citizenship and equality; the development of racial systems; the insertion of Latin America in the world economy; the role of U.S. intervention in the region; the link between nationalisms and popular mobilization; the cycles of revolution, authoritarianism and democratization during the 20th century; the emergence of new social movements; the advent of neoliberalism; the dynamics of state and non-state violence; and the resurgence of populism, among others.
College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)
Department: History (LHIS)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.
* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:38pm EST 2/7/2023