HIST 286 Spring 2015 Latina/o History, 1848 to the Present (D)

Cross Listed as LATS286
From 1848 to the present, Latina/o communities have taken shape in the United States through conquest and migration. Why and when have distinct Latina/o groups come to have sizeable communities in different regions of the United States? U.S. imperialism and foreign policies, as well military, political and economic ties between the United States and the various countries of origin define the political and economic contexts in which people leave their homes to come to the United States. In their search for low-wage labor, U.S. employers have recruited workers from Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, and Salvadorans, as well as others, have responded to labor recruitment and have also relied on networks of family and friends to seek a better life in the United States. What do the histories of these distinct Latina/o groups share and where do their experiences diverge? This EDI course examines the racial dynamics at play in the formation of Latina/o communities, as well as the impact of U.S. hierarchies of race, ethnicity, gender and class on the labor histories of Latinas and Latinos.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation and group presentations, short writing assignments, two short essays, and a final essay
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada,LATS Core Electives
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 3844
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HIST 286 - 01 (S) LEC Latina/o Hist 1848 to Present (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Carmen T. Whalen
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM 3844
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