LACS 355 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Section: 201 Latin America and U.S. in the 20th Century
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
Department: LSA II: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course investigates the complex relationships between the United States and Latin American countries over the course of the twentieth century. We will examine the domestic and global contexts within which U.S. leaders defined their regional economic, strategic, and ideological policy objectives. We will also explore how the threat of U.S. imperialism influenced the social, economic, and political choices of Latin Americans and impacted their national struggles over class and racial inequalities. Topics that will be covered are: U.S. business interests in Latin America, the Banana Wars, the Good Neighbor Policy, the Cold War, guerilla warfare and revolutions in Latin America, human rights issues, neoliberal economic policies, and the War on Drugs.

LACS 355 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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201 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0195129946
Latin America and the United States : a documentary history, Author: Robert H. Holden ; Eric Zolov, Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 2000
ISBN: 0195320484
Talons of the eagle : Latin America, the United States, and the world, Author: Smith, Peter H., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
ISBN: 9780312429621
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Author: Greg Grandin., Publisher: Picador 1st Picado 2010
ISBN: 0374527075
A small place, Author: Jamaica Kincaid., Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1st Farrar 2000
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