Histories of the Future in Latin America
HISL 4910-01 Hebert 212 TR 11:00am-12:15pm
Prof. Justin Wolfe
Office: 205 Hebert Hall
Office hours: Make an appointment at http:/meetme.so/justinwolfe
Tpac Amaru Rebellion in Peru
This is a simple account of what occurred when Tpac revolted.
Tpac Amaru arranged to have dinner with Corregidor Arriaga hostage. He then
proceeded to execute him.
o He was given communion and allowed to do confession.
o He w
Transvestite in the New World
She lived with her family until she was four. At that time, she was placed in a
convent to become a Dominican nun.
At fifteen, she got into a physical fight with a nun living in the convent.
She ran away and hid in a chest
Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, The First New Chronicle and Good Government, 207219
Priests were very important in the colonial government, especially since government
officials were distant in colonial Peru. Guaman Poma charged the priests with being
Letters and People of the Spanish Indies, 14-17
European women arrived in the Spanish Indies just as the fighting was ending. They were
greeted as goddesses bringing European goods. The women who came to the Plata region
were on the very periphery. One of
Born in Blood an Fire, Introduction and Chapter One
Conquest and colonization created the central conflict of Latin American history.
It is difficult to boil down the history of an entire region when the countries differ
dramatically from o
The code was compiled about 1265.
It states that Judaism is problematic because they did not worship Jesus. It cites
Christian benevolence as the reason Jews have been allowed to live in Spanish
The code defines a Jew as a perso
Bartolom de Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
The first place that the Europeans landed was Hispanola. They exploited the
women and the children.
When the natives realized that the Europeans werent gods, they began to
Problems in Modern Latin American History, 238-253
Testimony of a Guatemalan Revolutionary
She was very poor when the Guerilla Army of the Poor arrived.
They helped locals build houses and explained that they were there to help.
Her daughter and her hu
Chiles Experiment with Socialism
From the 1900s onward, Chile was much more stable politically and economically than
many of its neighbors.
By the 1960s, 70% of the population was urban and nearly 90% was literate.
Salvador Allende was elected in 1970. He
Problems in Modern Latin America, 57-62, 72-81
The political history of postcolonial Latin American is a maze of shifting alliances
and a succession of leaders.
o The phrase caudillos refers to leaders on horseback. Many saw them as a
disruptive force. T
Ernesto Cardenal was a well-known priest and revolutionary in Nicaragua. He was a
writer, poem and scholar. He actively resisted the Somoza dictatorship. He served as
minister of culture during the Sandinista regime.
Opposition to Huerta
Carranza demands the return of the constitution of 1857.
The division of the north, led by Pacho Villa, also opposed Huerta. They championed
radical reform, especially in the arena of land reform. He funded much of his movement
Born in Blood and Fire, chapter six
I. The Great Export Boom
1. Neocolonialism was nearly half a century of economic boom that never
happened in Latin America before or since.
A. The direct beneficiaries were the landowners. Middle class city
When the people rule
He places the people at the center, sympathizing with their plight.
He frames the revolution in black and white moralistic terms.
He glorifies the Cuban people.
He strongly asserts that the revolution was not a coup.
He talks abo
Money Makes the World Go Round: An Exploration of Economics and Politics in Latin
America From 1821-1945
When the Spanish first set foot in Latin America, the sparsely populated
landscape was dotted with altepetls lacking a sen
Describe and analyze European and indigenous impressions of one another. Focus on one
of the following: physical appearance, dietary habits and daily customs, , material culture,
moral virute, religion and political/social organization. How do the ways in
Part 1: Essay
To what extent did native patterns of settlement and organization determine where the
Europeans settled and what they did in the Americas? How did Portuguese settlement of
Brazil in the sixteenth century differ from Spanish settlement patter
1. Introduce the idea of Spain and Portugal as paternal figures to Latin
2. Discuss the unrest at the time of independence.
3. Introduce the US/Europes role in the events.
4. Talk about the changes in Latin America as time moved o
Which factors contributed to the formation of national identity in Latin America?
Discussing positivism and scientific racism (as well as resistance to such ideologies),
how did national identity change between the immediate post-independence period and
Calling the Kettle Black:
Why a Groups Evaluation of the Other is a Reflection of Themselves
On the most basic factual level, what took place when the Spaniards reached the
Americas is common knowledge. Of course, it is no secr
December 3, 2013
The Royal Slaves
During the years following Columbus journey to the West Indies, the many
islands were claimed by European powers and transformed into commercial
monopolies that heavily relied on forced labor b
Five Centuries of a Similar Story
Although separated by over five centuries, Bartolome De Las Casas and JeanBertrand Aristide are men who saw the need to expose the atrocities occurring in the
Caribbean during their respective times. Las Casas The Devasta
26th of July Movement- the revolutionary organization planned and led by Fidel
Castro that overthrew the Fulgencio Batista government in Cuba in 1959. The
movement fought the regime on both rural and urban fronts.
Alvaro Obregon- President of Mexico from
Beyond Ellis Island- How Not to Think About Immigration History
The rhetoric of the melting pot glosses over the marginalization of the nonEuropean immigrants.
o Even though Englishmen were immigrants, they were not treated that way.
The Ellis Island pa
Partly Colored and Other White: Mexican Americans and their Problem with the
Immigration since the 1960s has challenged the traditional black-white binary.
The one drop rule is often the determinant of race.
o Traditionally, this was a way th
Conquest Sets the Stage
Many US states were initially a part of Mexico and were absorbed as part of the
US after the Mexican-American War of 1846-48.
o The radicalized notions of manifest destiny justified this land grab.
The Federal Land Act of 1851 de
Deportation Policy and the Making and unmaking of Illegal Aliens
In 1930, there were questions surrounding the legal authority of the Border Patrol
to search suspected aliens without warrants.
o This was a problem introduced by the Immigration Acts of 192
The Zoot Suit Wars
The vigilante violence against the Japanese during WWII was primarily an attack
on their economic prosperity.
White grievances, rooted in workplace white privilege and social imagination
promoted the summer of hate in 1943.
o Part of
Latin America in the Era of the Cuban Revolution
The Cuban revolution hurt US economic interested in Latin America.
o Castro breached the unwritten code of US hegemony in Latin America.
The US felt that they had to eliminate the revolution at the source