Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Hst 366U History of Latin America, 1820-Present

Course examines: Independence, search for autonomous political purpose, European economic penetration, Hispanismo, colonialism and slavery, U.S. imperial outreach, regional revolutions, armies and nation building, the model of “development”, import substitution, Japanese emigration, artistic revolutions, indigenism, world wars, Cold War, liberation theology, music, food, autonomous resistance, role of labor, satisfying western needs (tourism, stimulants, individual and labor exploitation), mega cities, missing the computer age, NAFTA vs. Chinese manufacturing, failing states, neo-authoritarianism, Covid-19.


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