This course introduces students to Latin American history through themes related to place and space. Newly independent nations were eager to defend, define, and regulate territory as well as public and domestic spaces. By following the hows and whys of space and place from Independence to the late 20th century, we chart important political, social, economic, and cultural changes. Topics will include museums, schools, parks, prisons, transportation, maps, and borders. Through learning about the actions of governments and people in these places and spaces, we will analyze how national identity was defined and contested by individuals of multiple classes, races, genders.
Satisfies a requirement in the Africana Studies major (Geographic Region: Latin America/Caribbean).
Satisfies a requirement in the Latin American Studies major or minor.
Satisfies an Historical Thought requirement.
Satisfies a cultural diversity requirement.