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HIST 276: Race, Sex, and Cold War in Latin America

What does the Cold War have to do with Latin America, race, and sex? This global conflict was in fact not “cold” at all, as Latin American social movements, revolutionaries, and states fought over how to create a better society. Topics will include the Cuban Revolution, global youth rebellions, dictatorships, drug wars, and the emergence of feminist, Indigenous rights, LGBT rights, and anti-racist movements. The course will end by exploring how the political mobilizations and violence of the Cold War still shape conflicts, social movements, and politics in Latin America today.
6 credits; HI, IS; Offered Spring 2022; J. Schaefer