HIST 1950

HIST 1950

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

When did the 'Americas' come in to being?  Who created 'them' and how? What other geographic units of analysis might we consider in thinking about what Iberian explorers and intellectuals initially called the 'fourth part' of the world?  Given the scope and extent of the Spanish and Portuguese empires, could 'the Americas' extend from the Caribbean to the Philippines?  This course takes up such questions as a means to explore the history of what would become-only in the nineteenth century-'Latin America.' We move from the initial "encounters" of peoples from Africa and Iberia with the "New World," the creation of long-distance trade with, and settlement in, Asia, and the establishment of colonial societies, through to the movements for independence in most of mainland Spanish America in the early 19th century and to the collapse of Spanish rule in the Pacific and Caribbean later that century. Through lectures, discussions and the reading of primary sources and secondary texts, the course examines the economic and social organization of the colonies, intellectual currents and colonial science, native accommodation and resistance to colonial rule, trade networks and imperial expansion, labor regimes and forms of economic production, and migration and movement.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (GLC-AS, HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HGS)
Course Attribute (EC-LASP)

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: LATA 1950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17109 HIST 1950   LEC 001

    • TR Lincoln Hall 107
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Bassi Arevalo, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17110 HIST 1950   DIS 201

    • R Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17111 HIST 1950   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person