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The United States and Latin America: late 18th and 20th centuries

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This course is an introduction to the major political, social and cultural developments in the United States and Latin America, from the Independence of the United States to the Cuban Revolution and the Civil Rights Movement. Among the topics covered will be: national independence, the rise of US imperialism, slavery and post-abolition society, the marginalization and elimination of Native American populations, immigration and the construction of the nation-state in multi-racial and multi-ethnic societies, among others.

Lectures[edit | edit source]

The Americas on the eve of independence

The independence of the United States

The U.S. Constitution and Early 19th Century Society

The Haitian Revolution and its Impact in the Americas

The independence of Latin American nations

Latin America around 1850: societies, economies, policies

The Northern and Southern United States circa 1850: immigration and slavery

The American Civil War and Reconstruction: 1861 - 1877

The (re)United States: 1877 - 1900

Regimes of Order and Progress in Latin America: 1875 - 1910

The Mexican Revolution: 1910 - 1940

American society in the 1920s

The Great Depression and the New Deal: 1929 - 1940

From Big Stick Policy to Good Neighbor Policy

Coups d'état and Latin American populisms

The United States and World War II

Latin America during the Second World War

US Post-War Society: Cold War and the Society of Plenty

The Cold War in Latin America and the Cuban Revolution

The Civil Rights Movement in the United States

Annexes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]