Latinx Histories

Latinx Histories

Prefix: 
HIS
Course Number: 
243

This course provides an introduction to the history of Latinxs (and Hispanics, a distinction in terms the course will address) in the United States. It explores the diverse roots, changing identities, and social and political impact of various historical actors-women and men, natives and immigrants, political leaders and political dissidents, exiles and refugees-whose actions, interactions, and dynamics shaped the country and defined its character, its politics, its culture, its economics, and its social structures-in other words, its history. We will cover a broad range of themes, confront and ask difficult questions, and attempt to make sense of how Latinxs have helped make the United States what it is today.

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