HIST:376 Race and Nation in Modern Latin America.

This course examines the role of the idea of race in the formation of the modern nation-state in Latin America during the 19th and 20th centuries. It examines how racial ideologies and constructions shaped the forging of national identity and the ways that ideas regarding citizenship were constantly challenged and redefined by government officials and racial/ethnic groups after independence. The course also examines how ideas about race, ethnicity, gender and nation not only shaped the course of the region's history but also the lives of ordinary people. 4 SH. CC: Writing Intensive.