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Description: This course is designed for anyone seeking to gain an understanding of Latin American History since 1810. The course emphasizes social, political, economic, and cultural factors as students examine independent Latin America's early conservatism, the triumph of liberalism between 1870 and 1930, the rise of nationalism and populism after 1930, and then the new liberalism of the late twentieth century. Lectures and discussions include issues pertinent to Latin America's past and present such as modernization, race and gender relations, social movements, and revolutions. Throughout the course, modern Latin American history is placed in the context of global economic, ideological, and cultural trends.