Modern Latin America



Spring 2014

HILA 2002

Modern Latin America

Thomas Klubock

This course will explore the histories of Latin America from the wars of independence between 1808-1830 to the present day.  Emphasis will be on understanding the relationship between large economic structures and the lives of historical actors in political, social, and cultural terms and in global context.  We will read primary and secondary sources.  I will lecture once a week and we will have a semi-socratic discussion of the readings once a week.  I will ask you to write two interpretive essays, one roughly at mid-term and the other at the end of the semester.  Enrollment will be limited to 60.



Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904



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