HIS 392E-01 S-Inter-American Relations

Academic Year:
Spring 2014
Day and Time:
MonFri 12:20-1:10

This class explores the long and contentious relationships between the United States and the Latin American nations.  It focuses on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, analyzing the Spanish-American war, upheaval in Central America in the 1920s, the place of Cuba within the growing informal U.S. empire, trade relations with the South American nations, the impact of the Cold War on the hemisphere, the role of the CIA in destabilizing and overthrowing popularly elected government, and the U.S. as  both a supporter and opponent of Human Rights and democracy under various late twentieth-century presidents. We analyze these events through the lenses of political, economic, social, and cultural history. 

Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean, or Latino Content: