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Modern Latin American History: Sources and Debates

Black and white image of a shanty town in Latin America

A survey of Latin American history from 1850 to the recent past. Major events of the 20th century will be examined in historical context, with special attention to issues of development, nation building, and political and social conflict. Emphasis is on the critical interpretation of original period sources (the raw materials from which historians try to reconstruct the past), on the debates that happen when historians disagree, and on the development of speaking, research, and writing skills.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.