HIST-382 Topics in US History: The making of Latino America
Fall for 2016-2017
Professor Patrick Scallen
This number will be used for seminars devoted to specific subjects in the area of American history. Students may take more than one of the courses offered under this number. Each course will be announced in the course schedule and receive its own sub-title.
In Fall 2016 the following course is offered: Topic: The making of Latino America: This course will address the recent (post-WWII) history of Latin American immigrants to the United States through a comparative study of urban Latino communities in the Midwest and on the East Coast. It will assess reasons for migration and the evolution of U.S. immigration policy since 1950, trace the journeys of migrants northward, and probe the transnational characteristics of those communities migrants leave and those they form upon arriving in the U.S. The course will seek a deeper understanding of the personal and collective dilemmas faced by immigrants and investigate how they reconcile those tensions, focusing on gender, racial and ethnic identity, civil rights, and labor issues. It will conclude with an examination of Latino immigration to the Washington, D.C. area during the 1980s-1990s, analyzing the interplay between immigrant groups, the state, and non-state actors and how that has shaped the District today.
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Fall '16: Scallen P (file download)
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