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Modern Mexico (HIST 4110, Fall 2013)

Description The course is an analysis of the interplay of Mexican politics, economic opportunities, culture and relations with the United over the course of Mexican history and how it shapes present-day conditions. The course is organized in six units, four of which are chronological and two are thematic. I build the class around active learning […]

US & Latin America, Online Summer Course Available

Join History 4000 (US and Latin America) a second-session online summer course that focuses on historical origins of the relationship of US and Latin America in order to understand the present-day bearings. We study how diplomats, businesses, organizations, and the public shaped international relations by conducting research on primary sources available in online collections. Regardless […]

Course on Modern Mexico (HIST4110/5110, Fall 2011, Tu & Th 1-2:15)

This Fall I will teach HIST4110 Modern Mexico. It is an upper-level survey class that covers Mexican history from independence to the present day. The goals are just two: to explore the connections between economic growth, inequality, popular political participation and the close relationship to the US in the past and present of Mexico; and […]

Seminar on Latin American History (Fall 2011, Tu & Th 4-5:15, Williams 141)

(Postdata: Some have expressed concern about obtaining the materials. We’ll sort this out in the first week of classes to provide lower cost alternatives to buying the books. I also wanted to point out that this is a tentative arrangement of readings, the list may change in the final version. Don’t hesitate to send me […]

Gran Baile! And a Conference Too…

First things first: We are having a Dance/Gran Baile on Saturday night (2/19) at the Cla-Zel with a band from Cleveland (Sammy de León y su orquesta), and the event is open to the community. Feel free to invite friends and help us this thing go viral by posting on facebook, blogs, tweeting, chirping, shouting, […]

Powerpoint in the history classroom

Last night I gave a short talk on how I integrate GIS in my history research. It was in Ruth Herndon’s Historians in Academia graduate class.  Hugo Evans led a terrific discussion on the use of technology in teaching, research, and the profession in general. The last point of the meeting was on the use […]

History 3010: Modern Latin America (Syllabus)

Here’s the Syllabus of my Modern Latin America course (History 3010). Enjoy!

Guerrero, the genesis of crime

Here’s a translation of selected excerpts of Julio Guerrero, La Génesis del Crimen (1901), which I am using in History 3010: Modern Latin America. Credit is due to Liz Becker, an M.A. student in History and Spanish in BGSU, for the translation. The original version, in Spanish, can be retrieved from books.google.com.

Preliminary Syllabus for Modern Latin America

I have enclosed in this posting a preliminary organization of classes and readings: 3010 preliminary syllabus. All the references to chapters are from Tulio Halperín Donghi’s Contemporary History of Latin America (CHLA), available through the bookstore. If interested on why I chose this book (originally written in the 1960s and revised c. 1992), see my previous posting. […]

Modern Latin America (Hist310): your thoughts?

Next Spring I will teach a new edition of History 310 (3100!): Modern Latin America, which covers, umm, Latin America from independence to the present day. Yes, the entire region, 20+ countries, complex histories, in one class. Believe it or not, it works. As I plan the class, I wanted to sound opinions on two […]

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