History | Race, Racism and US Intervention in Latin America
J400 | 3561 | Gould


Above class open to majors only
Above class open to undergraduates only
J400:  P - HIST-J300

This course will examine the significant, if understudied, role of
racial ideologies and practices in modern Latin American social and
political history. First, we will discuss specific case studies
(Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti) in which US interventions
interacted with local racial ideologies and relations among African-
descended peoples and others. We will also examine countries where
Indian-Ladino (non-Indian) relations played a dominant role, in
particular, in Bolivia, El Salvador and Guatemala.  Finally, we will
examine several racially motivated massacres: Cuba, (1912), El
Salvador (1932), the Dominican Republic (1937) and Guatemala (1981-
83).