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History 115
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Handouts according to our class topics


How do we know what we know?

Colonial Legacies:

Post Colonial Blues: Independence (1820's) to the 1850's

Imperial Expansion and the Export Age:


Film: "Burn!"

The Liberal Order Overturned: The Mexican Revolution

The Rise of Economic Nationalism:  Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Combating Communism With Dictators: Guatemala Inaugurates the Cold War for Latin America

El Salvador, Honduras and the U.S.  

Cuba and the U.S. 

Nicaragua and the U.S.

Latin America and the U.S. During the Cold War


Neo-Liberalism, the "Washington Consensus", and Globalization


NAFTA, Zapatistas and Bank Bail-outs:  The Forging of a New U.S.-Mexico Relationship

  •  Lecture notes
  •  Ppt. presentation


U.S.-Latin America Relations after the Cold War


Oil Politics:


Persistent Inequalities and Graft Endanger the Future of Democracy


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