Week 1: Introduction

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Readings:

  1. The syllabus, and whole course website.

  2. “Effective Note-taking in Lectures”, Columbia University.

Week 2: Colonial Roots and Independence Review

Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Colonial Legacies

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 3

Thursday, January 17, 2019: In the Name of the King/In the Name of Law

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 4

Due: Weekly Report

Week 3: What is a Nation?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: We’re All Peruvians Now?

Readings:

  • Chambers, Sarah C. “Republican Friendship: Manuela Saenz Writes Women into the Nation, 1835-1856.” HAHR 81:2 (2001): 225-257.

Thursday, January 24, 2019: Citizen as Exclusion

Readings:

  • Dore, Elizabeth. “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Gender and the State in the Long-Nineteenth Century.” In Dore and Molyneux, eds., Hidden Histories of Gender and the State in Latin America (Durham: Duke University Press, 2000) 3-32.

Due: Weekly Report

Week 4: Brazilian Slavery and Abolition

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Property and Citizen

Readings:

  • Emilia Viotti da Costa, “Masters and Slaves,” The Brazilian Empire: Myths and Histories (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985).

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Comparative Abolitions

Readings:

  • José Ignacio Barros Cobra, “Slave Property”
  • Joachim Nabuco, “Abolitionism”

Due: Weekly Report

Week 5: Caudillos and Liberals

Tuesday, February 5, 2019: The Man on the Horse

Readings:

  • Chasteen and Wood, Problems in Latin American History Chapter 4: Caudillos.
  • Sarmiento, “Facundo”

Thursday, February 7, 2019: Honor, Status, and Law

Readings:

  • Sanders, James E. “The Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Contesting Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Latin America.” Latin American Research Review 46.2 (2011): 104-127.

Due: Weekly Report

Week 6: Export Economies and 19th-century Capitalism

Tuesday, February 12, 2019: Positivism and Progress

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 6.
  • Reinhardt, “The Consolidation of the Import-Export Economy in 19th-Cent. Colombia”

Thursday, February 14, 2019: Visions of Progress

Readings:

  • Duesta, “Mining Markets, Peasants, and Power in 19th-Cent Peru”
  • G. de Secada, “Arms, Guano, and Shipping: The W.R. Grace Interests in Peru, 1865-1885”

Due: Weekly Report

Week 7: US Interventions and the Hemispheric Division of Labor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019: US “Protection”

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 7.

Thursday, February 21, 2019: From Marti to Sandino

Readings:

  • Ramón Ruíz, “The Roots of Cuban Nationalism”
  • José Martí, “Our America”

Due: Weekly Report

Week 8: Exam 1

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Review

Readings:

  • Exam Review

Thursday, February 28, 2019: Be Your Smartest Self

DUE: Exam

Week 9: Mexican Revolutions

Tuesday, March 5, 2019: From Order to Revolt

Readings:

  • Meyers, Course of Mexican History, Part 1
  • James Creelman, “President Díaz, Hero of the Americas”

Thursday, March 7, 2019: Nation and Revolution

Readings:

  • Meyers, Course of Mexican History, Part 2
  • Francisco Madero, “Plan of San Luis Potosí”

Due: Weekly Report

Week 10: The Cosmic Indian and the Crisis of Modernity

Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Mariategui, APRA, Cosmic Indians

Readings:

  • José Carlos Mariátegui, “The Problem of the Indian”
  • Ciro Alegría, “Wide and Alien is the World”

Thursday, March 14, 2019: Los Muralistas

Readings:

  • Marisol de la Cadena, “Reconstructing Race”

Due: Weekly Report

Week 11: SPRING BREAK!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Rest

Thursday, March 21, 2019: Relaxation

Week 12: The Motorcycle Diaries

Tuesday, March 26, 2019:

Readings:

  • Grandin, Empire’s Workshop, selections.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Readings:

  • Eduardo Elena, “Point of Departure: Travel and Nationalism in Ernesto Guevara’s Argentina.” In Paulo Drinot, ed., Travels with Che (Durham: Duke University Press).

Due: Weekly Report

Week 13: Peronism

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 8
  • Juan Perón, “Declaration of Workers’ Rights”

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Readings:

  • Daniel James, “Peronism and the Working Class, 1943-1955”
  • Eva Perón, “1947 Radio Speech”

Due: Weekly Report, Motorcycle Diaries Reaction Paper

Week 14: Between Revolution and Reform

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 9.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Readings:

  • Fidel Castro, “History Will Absolve Me”
  • Pablo Neruda, “The Poetry of Anti-imperialism”

Due: Weekly Report

Week 15: State Terrors

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 10

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Readings:

  • Argentine Junta Fundamental Concepts, 1983.
  • Thomas C. Wright, “Chile Under State Terrorism,” in State Terrorism in Latin America. Chile, Argentina, and International Human Rights (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007), pp. 47-94.

Due: Little Houses Reaction Paper

Week 16: New Nationalisms

Tuesday, April 23

Readings:

  • Chasteen, Chapter 11.

Thursday, April 25

Readings:

  • None!

FINAL EXAM – Friday, May 3 from 10:15a - 12:15p