Latin American and Latino StudiesLALS 147 Latin American Identity: The Struggle for Authenticity

Nineteenth-century Latin America has been described as "countries in search for nationhood." Intellectual elites sought to create that sense of identity for their new countries while struggling to appear simultaneously modern and "authentic." This course examines 19th-century Latin American history starting with wars of independence and ending with the growing threat of imperialism from the United States. Course focuses on the emerging concepts of nation and identity and the ways in which women, marginalized people, and racialized people resisted or participated in these new constructions.



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