latin america midterm outline 3 20 2008

latin america midterm outline 3 20 2008 - Haves and...

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Haves and have-nots: Discuss the important factors underpinning the relations between “haves” and “have- nots” in Latin America during the 19 th century. Some of the issues that you may want to consider include: the colonial origins of their relations, political ideology, race, urbanization, technological change, labor systems, concepts of social order, the emergence of a “middle class” – as well as others that have arisen in the readings and class sessions. I. Intro a. Thesis II. Colonial origins of their relations a. Creoles (richer people) born in Latin America but claimed European heritage ( Lecture: The New Nations of Latin America 1/28/2008 ) III. Political ideology a. Difficulties in deciding type of government when new nations were established (as direct result of war). Participation of non-elites in representative government was very limited. ( Lecture: Regionalism, War and Reconstruction 1821-1880 1/31/2008 ) b. Non-elite exercised politics locally and through caudillos (wealthy landowners who gained local power. Influential and government control. Maintained private militias. Highly militarized and stylized to look like Europeans ) ( Lecture: Regionalism, War and Reconstruction 1821-1880 1/31/2008 ) c. Social hierarchies not challenged by new ideological ideas ( Lecture: Regionalism, War and Reconstruction 1821-1880 1/31/2008 ) i. Liberalism: struggle against absolutism, relationship between emergence of capitalism and free
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