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HIST4470Y (Revolutions in Latin America)
Revolutions in Latin America (2015)
  • Jason Dyck
This course examines revolutionary and counterrevolutionary activity in Latin America from the late eighteenth century to the early 1990s. Its basic premise is that revolutions in Latin America were all responses—in varying degrees—to the social inequality that emerged as a result of conquest and colonization. To test this thesis, seminar themes are divided into four general groups: (1) colonial legacies, (2) revolution in the Atlantic world, (3) neocolonialism, and (4) the “Long Cold War.” The countries used as case studies in weekly seminars are Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, and Nicaragua. A major objective of this course is to understand the context, goals, and outcomes of revolution through an exploration of rights, slavery, feminism, nationalism, imperialism, dictatorship, state formation, and agrarian reform. But a parallel objective is to recognize the multiethnic character of revolutionary art and literature through an analysis of murals, film, photography, social media, liberation theology, and testimonial writing.
  • Latin America,
  • revolution
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Jason Dyck. "HIST4470Y (Revolutions in Latin America)" Revolutions in Latin America (2015)
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