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Revolutions and Civil Wars in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Image of two generations of Latin-American men holding firearms

This course is a workshop in historical research using primary sources. Thematically it covers the revolutions, civil wars, and political violence in Latin America in the Twentieth Century. We take case studies of the Mexican and Cuban revolutions, civil wars in Central America, and other Latin American insurgencies, and examine them from diverse viewpoints while paying close attention to research sources and methods. As a practical, hands-on introduction to research and historical analysis, students work to understand how to find, contextualize, critically interrogate, and derive useful analytical conclusions from original documents, in order to engage with the scholarship on a topic of their choice.

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.