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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21H.802 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Modern Latin America, 1808-Present: Revolution, Dictatorship, Democracy 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • History 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Jeffrey Ravel 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21H.802 Modern Latin America, 1808-Present: Revolution, Dictatorship, Democracy

    Spring 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features a detailed set of homework instructions, located in the assignments section. This course also features archived syllabi from various semesters.

    Course Description

    This class is a selective survey of Latin American history from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Issues studied include Latin America in the global economy, relations between Latin America and the U.S., dictatorships and democracies in the twentieth century, African and Indigenous cultures, feminism and gender, cultural politics, revolution in Mexico, Cuba, and Central America, and Latin American identity.

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