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HIST 4372 Memoir of Latin America (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course considers the history of Latin America, from the colonial period to the twentieth century, through memoir. The course has two themes: identity and evidence. Memoirs allow us to examine how authors construct their individual identities, but they also offer opportunities to reflect on how authors imagine and construct the national/imperial identity. Memoirs also give us the opportunity to think about methodology, in particular questions relating to evidence. How do authors remember the past? How do they change it when they write about it? To what extent are memoir writers more or less reliable as authors of history?


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sylvia Sellers-Garcia

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-17