History 236:  Modern Argentina, Chile and Uruguay


HISTORY 236: MODERN ARGENTINA, CHILE AND URUGUAY

Peter Blasenheim                                                                                                             Block 2, October 2001

SYLLABUS


Oct. 1: Introduction

 

Oct. 2: DISCUSSION: Assignment I

The Medieval Approach

 

Oct. 3: DISCUSSION: Assignment I

The Medieval Approach

 

Oct. 4: DISCUSSION: Assignment I

The Liberal Approach

 

Oct. 5: LECTURE I: Argentine Geography (very short!)

DISCUSSION: Assignment II

The Early Colonial Period/Independence

 

Oct. 8: DISCUSSION: Assignment III

The Late Colonial Period

 

Oct. 9: LECTURE II: Argentina and Chile, 1810-1890/91

 

Oct. 10: DISCUSSION: Assignment IV

        Caudillismo

 

Oct. 11: FIRST PAPER DUE: Reflections on Caudillismo

LECTURE III: Argentina, 1890-1943; Uruguay to 1903

MUSIC: The Argentine Tango

 

Oct. 12: DISCUSSION: Assignment V

Consolidation of Argentina

The Age of the Oligarchy

 

Oct. 15: DISCUSSION: Assignment VI

Balmaceda and the Parliamentary Republic in Chile

MUSIC: "Santa Maria de Iquique"

 

Oct. 16: NO CLASS

 

Oct. 17: DISCUSSION: Assignment VII

The Middle Groups

 

Oct. 18: SECOND PAPER DUE: The Middle Groups

LECTURE IV: Argentina, 1943 to the Present

Three Documentaries on Eva Perón--Three Evas

 

Oct. 19: DISCUSSION: Assignment VIII

Perón

 

Oct. 22: DISCUSSION: Assignment IX

Argentina Since 1955: The Implosion

 

Oct. 23: DISCUSSION: Assignment X

Modern Chile, 1920-1970

 

Oct. 24: THIRD PAPER DUE

DISCUSSION: Assignment XI

Allende, Pinochet and Redemocratization

 

Texts: 

Romero, A HISTORY OF ARGENTINE POLITICAL THOUGHT (On reserve at Tutt Library)

Stein and Stein, THE COLONIAL HERITAGE OF LATIN AMERICA (On reserve at Tutt Library)

Taylor, THE MYTHS OF A WOMAN

Loveman, CHILE


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