LAH 3741: Revolution in the Americas (Fall 2017)

What causes revolutions? Why do some revolutions fail? Can the middle class be revolutionary? This course examines armed and unarmed revolutions across Latin America’s 20th century. We will examine the causes, goals, successes, and failures of several case studies, including the Mexican Revolution, Puerto Rico’s movements for independence, Pinochet’s coup, Sendero Luminoso, Nicaragua’s Sandinistas, and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). Readings will include novels, music, manifestos, combat manuals, posters, declassified government documents, and more. You will also learn how to ask good questions about the past.

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