LACS 4001A: “History of Imperialism in Latin America”

CRN 13248 – 2018/19 Winter Term 
Monday 6:00-9:00pm
Mark Anderson

This seminar explores the history of imperialism in Latin America by comparing and contrasting competing empires. First, it considers Indigenous empires, including Aztec, Comanche, and Inca. Second, it explores Spanish and Portuguese settler invasions, which commenced in 1492. Third, it examines so-termed neo-imperialism of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which began as independence swept the region. Fourth and finally, it investigates McWorld imperialism that launched roughly after WW 1 and continues down to this day.

Students enrolling in this seminar must complete and keep up with the readings. The course especially appeals to students interested in learning more about Latin American and Caribbean culture.

The instructor of this seminar – Mark Anderson – has over 25 years of experience working in this genre.