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HIST 109 - Latin American History: Invasion to Independence

FC SSCI CD
4 credits
An introductory survey of Latin American history centering on the experiences of those marginalized by colonial rule, such as people of Indigenous and African descent, women, queer figures, and religious minorities. Emphasis is placed on the Spanish and Portuguese empires not as institutions, but as a series of uneven encounters and extractive arrangements that drew the Americas into global economic and social processes. Key themes we will study include the creation and manipulation of human difference, individual and group resistance to imperial rule and oppression, the challenges to empire posed by scale and environment, and the complex and vibrant communities formed in Latin America between 1492 and the 1820s.



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