HIS 359-01 Modern Brazil

Academic Year:
Spring 2014
Day and Time:
TuTh 11:15-12:30

This course examines modern Brazil from independence through the present concentrating on the making of the nation given its massive geographical size and diverse population.  Topics include slavery and its historical legacy, Brazil's developmental challenges and traditions of dictatorship and democracy, U.S.-Brazilian relations, the rise of contemporary Brazil, and the role of cultural forces such as soccer, samba, and telenovelas in Brazilian society.

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