This course contends that we cannot understand the history of the US without studying the history of Latin@s from the colonial-era Spanish possessions to the US-Mexican War era to the Bracero era and, finally, the beginnings of Latino Charlotte in the late 20thc. Themes include migration, labor, religion, cultural identity, political organization. Students will learn about the cultures and experiences of Latinos with the US as well as US government responses to Latinos. Emphasis on Mexican-Americans with some attention to the Caribbean and South American experience.
Satisfies a major credit in Latin American Studies.
Satisfies an Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Satisfies a cultural diversity requirement.