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  1. Key readings - read in advance of specified class 39 items
    These are also essential readings for the portfolio assessment, if you choose to follow my suggestions for each theme
    1. Week 1: Introduction & Why You Should Care About Latin America 3 items
      1. Read in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 2 items
      2. Read in advance of Tuesday's seminar/tutorial 1 item
        Everyone should read the Introduction from Matthew Brown's book in advance of Tuesday's tutorial. You won't understand everything in it at this stage in the course, but it raises lots of important issues we'll be looking over the semester.
        1. From frontiers to football: an alternative history of Latin America since 1800 - Matthew Brown 2014

          Book Essential Read Introduction "Latin America and the World". .

    2. Week 2: Indigenous America: Worlds in Motion (and thinking about your assignment) 4 items
      1. Read in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 1 item
        Please read the guidance notes on completing the portfolio assignment available on Blackboard. Make a note of any questions you have and bring these to class.
      2. Read at least one in advance of Tuesday's seminar/tutorial 3 items
        Key question to consider: How 1492 shapes the way we think about the history of the Americas Read at least one in advance of Tuesday's tutorial
        1. Lies my teacher told me: everything your American history textbook got wrong - James W. Loewen 2008

          Book Essential Read Chapter 2 "1493: The Real Significance of Christopher Columbus". You can download this from Blackboard, in the week 2 folder.

        2. Seven myths of the Spanish conquest - Matthew Restall 2003

          Book Essential Read "Epilogue: Cuauhtemoc's Betrayal". [NB: Don't worry if you find the names and events being discussed unfamiliar - this is part of the point!] Please note this *is* available as an Ebook in the library. Click on the *find alternative formats" link, if this link does not lead you directly to the Ebook.

        3. Beyond 1492: Encounters in Colonial North America - James Axtell 1992 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read Chapter 8 "Europeans, Indians and the Age of Discovery in American History Textbooks" Again, this *is* available as an Ebook. You will need to click the "view in catalogue" link to access it.

    3. Week 3: Colonial Lives: Race, Politics and Power 3 items
      1. Read in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 1 item
        Be prepared to discuss the following terms regarding colonial Latin America - how does Chasteen define them?: - hegemony - transculturation - race mixing
        1. Born in blood and fire: a concise history of Latin America - John Charles Chasteen 2006

          Book Essential Read Chapter 2 "Colonial Crucible"

      2. Read at least TWO in advance of Tuesday's seminar/tutorial 2 items
        Think about what these documents reveal about what "race" means in colonial North America and colonial Latin America - how is it defined? How does it "work"? Can you spot any similarities and differences?
    4. Week 4. Revolution and Independence 3 items
      1. Read in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 1 item
        Read at least one in advance of the tutorial
        1. America and the Americas: Independence and Revolution, 1776-1826 - McFarlane, Anthony Mar 1, 1984

          Article Essential Be prepared to discuss the broad patterns, similarities and differences that MacFarlane identifies in the Independence processes across the Americas

      2. Read in advance of Tuesday's tutorial 2 items
        1. Simon Bolivar, "The Jamaica Letter" (1815)

          Document Essential Be prepared to discuss the following questions: How does Bolívar define “America” and “Americans”? What political futures does he envisage for Latin American countries? How does Bolívar view the United States, Spain, and the rest of Europe?

        2. The Mexico reader: history, culture, politics - Gilbert M. Joseph, Timothy J. Henderson 2002

          Book Essential Read Jose Maria Morelos "Sentiments of a Nation" (1813), pp. 189-91

    5. Week 5. Republican Political Cultures 4 items
      1. Read all three (short) documents in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 3 items
        In the documents, what interpretations are given about the influence of the following in the political development of the three countries: (a) different political factions, (b) different political philosophies, (c) military expansion and conquest?
        1. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Civilisation or Barbarism, from The Argentina reader: history, culture, politics - Gabriela Nouzeilles, Graciela R. Montaldo 2002

          Document Essential Read Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, "Civilisation or Barbarism" excerpts. This is in Section II "To Build a Nation". This is available as an Ebook. You will need to click on the "view in catalogue" link to access it.

      2. Read in advance of Tuesday's tutorial 1 item
        This article covers a huge amount of ground and we will unpick Grandin's argument in detail in the tutorial. You may want to read it twice. Think about the following questions when you're reading: What political problems faced the US and Latin America in the post-independence period? What political traditions did they have to draw upon? What longer term consequences did their divergent paths in this period have?
    6. Week 6. Race and Nation: The "Indian Problem" 3 items
      1. Document - Read in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 2 items
        Think about the following questions, which we will discuss in class: What was the purpose of the “before and after” photographs from the Carlisle School? In what ways do they essentialise Indianness (ie fix into an idealised form)? In what ways do they exoticise Indianness (ie make seem strange and unusual)? How does this compare to the way Vasconcelos discusses race and Indigeneity?
        1. Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center

          Webpage Essential Browse the images - mostly photographs - published on the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. Select 1 or 2 examples that raise questions about race and bring these to class.

        2. The Mexico reader: history, culture, politics - Gilbert M. Joseph, Timothy J. Henderson 2002

          Book Essential Read Jose Vasconcelos, The Cosmic Race (1925), extract, pp. 15-19.

      2. Key tutorial readings - Read in advance of Tuesday's tutorial 1 item
        Read this article and consider the following questions: What were the key features of schools for Indians in the US and Mexico? What racial ideas underpinned their establishment? What did the US/Mexico hope these schools would achieve? What longer term effects did they actually have in Mexico and the US? Note that the article also considers Canada. Feel free to make notes on this as well, but you can skip over the bits on Canada if this makes it easier to read.
    7. Week 7. Immigration, Ethnicity and Nation-Building 4 items
      1. Read this overview chapter in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop. 1 item
        Consider the following questions which we will discuss in class: Why did Argentina want to attract immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th century? From your knowledge of US history, are these reasons similar or different to US attitudes and policies towards immigrants? What did Argentine leaders mean by "progress"? How did they think immigrants would contribute to this? Was there an ideal racial type of immigrant that the Argentine government wanted to attract?
        1. Immigration and National Identities in Latin America - Nicola Foote, Michael Goebel 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read Chapter 3 "Immigration, Identity and Nationalismin Argentina, 1850-1950" This is available as an Ebook. You will need to click on the "view in catalogue" link to access it.

      2. Read all 3 (short) documents in advance of Tuesday's tutorial 3 items
        Be prepared to discuss the following questions: Is national “progress” or national “tradition” more important in each text? What constitutes “progress” or “tradition” in each text? In what ways do the authors think immigrants enhance or undermine the nation? Is this primarily a question of “race”? How is 'whiteness' being defined?
        1. The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics - Gabriela Nouzeilles, Graciela Montaldo, Robin Kirk, Orin Starn 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential In section 2 read "Immigration as a Means of Progress" This is available as an Ebook. You will need to click on the "view in catalogue" link to access it.

        2. "The Ku Klux Klan Defines Americanism, 1926" in Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman and Jon Gjerde (eds), Major Problems in American History Volume II: Since 1865 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002), pp. 183-85.

          Read the short extract, which you can download from blackboard.

        3. 'The Metis, or Half-Breeds of Brazil', in G. Spiller (ed.), Papers on Inter-racial problems, communicated to the first Universal Races Congress, University of London, July 26-29, 1911. - Joao Batista de Laceda

          Webpage Essential You can download the extract from Blackboard, but you can find the original at this link, on pp. 377-82.

    8. Week 8. Slavery and Emancipation 9 items
      1. Preparation for Monday's lecture/workshop 9 items
        Watch/listen to the recorded lecture in advance of class and read a selection of primary sources and secondary sources below (ideally, at least one primary and one secondary) to prepare. The whole class will be an interactive exploration of the question "Who freed the slaves?" looking comparatively across the US, Spanish America, Brazil and Cuba. The categories of people to consider in terms of "who freed the slaves?" in each case are: Abolitionist campaigners; Politicians (for eg. Lincoln), Enslaved peoples; Other. In the first half of class, students will be asked to document the evidence/details they have found from their readings (and lecture notes) on the whiteboards in the room. Then in the second half of the class we will collectively debate the issue based on the collated evidence.
        1. Slavery and Anti Slavery: A Transnational Archive — University of Leicester

          Website Essential Primary documents: An extensive database of primary sources on slavery and antislavery

        2. The Brazil reader: history, culture, politics - Robert M. Levine, John J. Crocitti 1999

          Book Essential Primary Document: Read Section III "Slavery and its Aftermath"

        3. Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 - George Reid Andrews 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Secondary reading - Read Chapter 2: "Exterminating Bolt of Lightening:" The Wars for Freedom, 1810-90 This is available as an Ebook. You will need to click on the "view in catalogue" link to access it.

        4. Brazilian Abolition in Comparative Perspective - Seymour Drescher 08/1988

          Article Essential Secondary reading

        5. Slavery, freedom, and abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic world - Christopher Schmidt-Nowara 2011

          Book Essential Secondary reading - Read Chapter 4 "Resurgence and Destruction of Slavery in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil"

        6. We Had Our Own Refugee Crisis. You Know it as the Civil War. | History News Network - chandra manning

          Article Essential Secondary Source. Manning's book on this subject, Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War (Knopf, 2016) is also in the library (physical copy only)

        7. The slave's cause: a history of abolition - Manisha Sinha 2016

          Book Essential Secondary reading - any chapter would be relevant, I particularly recommend the Introduction and Chapter 12 "Slave Resistance"

      2. Tuesday tutorial preparation 0 items
        No reading has been set for this tutorial session. We will devote the session to planning your assignment. Please read through the guidance notes on blackboard again and bring a preliminary plan for your portfolio - or, if you're further along, drafts of the work you've completed so far. Checking your plan with me is particularly essential if you're not following one of the suggested templates for each theme on Blackboard.
    9. Week 9. Neo-colonial Orders 3 items
      1. Read in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 1 item
        Be prepared to discuss the question of whether the US relationship with Latin America in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century constituted "neocolonialism" - what does this term mean?
        1. From Frontiers to Football: An Alternative History of Latin America Since 1800 - Matthew Brown 2014

          Book Essential Read Chapter 3 - Raw Materials, Raw Wounds

      2. Read both primary documents in advance of Tuesday's tutorial 2 items
        Consider the following questions: How does each text contrast the two "Americas" (ie the US and Latin America)? How does each text view the relationship between the US and Latin America? To what extent do these texts support the view that the US developed a neocolonial dominance over Latin America?
    10. Week 10. New Frontiers: The Cold War 3 items
      1. Read this overview chapter in advance of Monday's lecture/workshop 1 item
        Be prepared to discuss the following questions: How did the Cold War affect US-Latin American relations in the second half of the 20th century? Was the Cuban Revolution a major turning point in US-Latin American relations? How did these developments affect Latin American culture and society internally?
        1. From Frontiers to Football: An Alternative History of Latin America Since 1800 - Matthew Brown 2014

          Book Essential Read chapter 6 "Latin America in the Cold War"

      2. Read the secondary journal article (Perez) and the primary document (Castro) in advance of class 2 items
        Be prepared to discuss the following questions in class: 1. “History will absolve me” speech: How does Castro justify his 1953 rebellion? What are the goals of the revolutionary government he wants to form? Perez article: How does Perez account for the enduring hostility of the US towards Cuba? How did the Cuban Revolution after US-Latin American Relations in general?
        1. Read the "History will absolve me" 1953 speech by Fidel Castro (and introductory notes) From Benjamin Keen (ed), Latin American Civilization: History and Society, 1492 to the Present (Boulder: Westview Press, 1991), pp. 403-414.

          You can download this from Blackboard

  2. Further general readings on Latin American History, US History, and Individual countries within Latin America 35 items
    I recommend reading a small number of these texts at an early stage in preparing your portfolio assignment. This will be useful for the 'country profile' and 'historiographical comparison. Use the further readings in sections below to find more specialist readings on your chosen theme for the assignment.
    1. Our Americas Archive Partnership

      Website Background This is a digital collection of primary sources, containing material relevant to all the themes. Have a search!

    2. Keen's Latin American civilization: history & society, 1492 to the present - Benjamin Keen, Robert Buffington, Lila M. Caimari 2004

      Book Background

    3. Born in blood and fire: a concise history of Latin America - John Charles Chasteen 2006

      Book Essential

    4. The Penguin history of Latin America - Edwin Williamson 2009

      Book Background

    5. Latin American History

      Book Background

    6. A companion to Latin American history - Thomas H. Holloway 2008

      Book Background

    7. Modern Latin America - Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith, James Naylor Green 2010

      Book Background

    8. The Cambridge history of Latin America: Vol. 1: Colonial Latin America - Leslie Bethell c2008

      Book Background There are 10 further volumes on Latin American history on the Cambridge Histories Online site, covering from the colonial period up to the late 20th century - this is Volume 1 of 11.

    9. Early Latin America: a history of colonial Spanish America and Brazil - James Lockhart, Stuart B. Schwartz 1983 (1989 printing)

      Book Background

    10. Colonial Latin America - Mark A. Burkholder, Lyman L. Johnson 1990

      Book Background

    11. Colonial Spanish America - Leslie Bethell 1987 (1990 printing)

      Book Background

    12. A history of Latin America: c.1450 to the present - Peter Bakewell 2004

      Book Background

    13. The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization - Marcello Carmagnani 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    14. America: a narrative history - George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi 2004

      Book Background

    15. A people and a nation: a history of the United States - Mary Beth Norton 2005

      Book Background

    16. The Penguin history of the United States of America - Hugh Brogan 2001

      Book Background

    17. Major problems in American colonial history: documents and essays - Karen Ordahl Kupperman 1993

      Book Background

    18. The course of Mexican history - Michael C. Meyer, William L. Sherman, Susan M. Deeds 2011

      Book Essential

    19. A concise history of Mexico - Brian R. Hamnett 2006

      Book Background

    20. Mexico: a brief history - Alicia Hernández Chávez 2006

      Book Background

    21. The Peru reader: history, culture, politics - Orin Starn, Carlos Iván Degregori, Robin Kirk 2005

      Book Background

    22. History of Brazil, 1500-2000: politics, economy, society, diplomacy - Joseph Smith, Francisco Vinhosa 2013

      Book Background

    23. A concise history of Bolivia - Herbert S. Klein 2011

      Book Background

    24. Cuba: a short history - Leslie Bethell 1993

      Book Background

    25. Colombia: fragmented land, divided society - Frank Safford, Marco Palacios 2002

      Book Background

    26. The Paraguay reader: history, culture, politics - Peter Lambert, Andrew Nickson 2013

      Book Essential

    27. Venezuela: the search for order, the dream of progress - John V. Lombardi 1982

      Book Background

    28. A history of Chile, 1808-2002 - Simon Collier, William F. Sater 2004

      Book Background

  3. Further readings on the theme: Indigenous History 66 items
    1. Primary Sources 7 items
      1. Image of the New World: the American continent portrayed in native texts - Gordon Brotherston 1979

        Book Essential Read assigned section Chapter 2 "Defence of Traditional Values and Forms".

      2. Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary History - William B. Taylor, Kenneth Mills 1998

        Book Essential Read Section 45 "Two Casta Paintings from Eighteenth Century Mexico"

      3. Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader - Jonathan Bean 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Background see part 3

      4. Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations - James A. Wood 2013

        Book Background See section on 'Race and Nation-Building'

    2. Historiographical readings 59 items
      1. On representations of Indigenous histories 6 items
      2. Indigenous histories in the colonial period 15 items
        1. Ideas of Race in Early America - Sean P. Harvey

          Article Essential You can download this article from Blackboard, in the week 3 folder

        2. Hideous Monster of the Mind : American Race Theory in the Early Republic - Bruce R. Dain 20011201 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        3. Bodies politic: negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830 - 1966- Sweet, John Wood 2006

          Book Background

        4. Spanish Peru, 1532-1560: a colonial society - James Lockhart 1968

          Book Background

        5. New world, first nations: Native peoples of Mesoamerica and the Andes under colonial rule - David Patrick Cahill, Blanca Tov�ias c2006

          Book Background

        6. The limits of racial domination: plebeian society in colonial Mexico City, 1660-1720 - R. Douglas Cope, American Council of Learned Societies c1994 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read Chapter 1 "Race and Class in Colonial Mexico City" Please note this is available as an Ebook. You will need to click on the "view in catalogue" link to access it.

        7. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest - Anne McClintock 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

      3. On Indigenous histories in the 19th and 20th centuries 38 items
        1. Vision, race, and modernity: a visual economy of the Andean image world - Deborah Poole 1997

          Book Essential Read Chapter 6 "The Face of a Nation"

        2. The Idea of race in Latin America: Skidmore: 1870-1940 - Richard Graham c1990

          Book Background

        3. Distilling the influence of alcohol: aguardiente in Guatemalan history - David Carey, William B. Taylor c2012

          Book Background See chapter 5 "Distilling Perceptions of Crime: Maya Moonshiners and the State, 1898-1944"

        4. Trials of Nation Making: Liberalism, Race, and Ethnicity in the Andes, 1810-1910 - Brooke Larson 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        5. The Mapuche in Modern Chile: A Cultural History - Joanna Crow 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        6. Race and Nation in Modern Latin America - Nancy P. Appelbaum, Anne S. Rosemblatt 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        7. Special Issue on Racial Consciousness and Nation-Building in the Early Republic - David R. Roediger 24/1999

          Journal Background If you refer to sources from this in an essay, remember to include references to the individual journal articles in your footnotes.

        8. The legacy of conquest: the unbroken past of the American West - Patricia Nelson Limerick 1987

          Book Background

        9. Reimagining Indians: Native Americans through Anglo Eyes, 1880-1940 - Sherry L. Smith 2000 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        10. Education for extinction: American Indians and the boarding school experience, 1875-1928 - David Wallace Adams c1995

          Book Background

        11. Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation - Malinda Maynor Lowery 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        12. Insistence of the Indian: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century American Culture - Susan Scheckel 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        13. Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs - Lucy Maddox 1991 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

  4. Further readings on the theme: Slavery 57 items
    1. Primary Sources 10 items
      1. Virtual Jamestown: Slave Laws

        Webpage Background This is from the "Practice of Slavery" section of the Virtual Jamestown website.

      2. Slavery Anti-Slavery  Home

        Website Background Extensive database of resources

      3. Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History - Gloria Garcia Rodriguez, Nancy L. Westrate 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      4. Freedmen and Southern Society Project - Welcome Page

        Webpage Background Contains many primary source documents

      5. The Bull Romanus Pontifex, 1455

        Document Essential Papal declaration giving Portuguese permission to enslave Africans (informing origins of slavery in Brazil)

    2. Historiographical readings 47 items
      1. Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680 - Stuart B. Schwartz 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      2. The African slave in colonial Peru, 1524-1650 - Frederick P. Bowser 1974

        Book Background

      3. RACE - The Power of an Illusion | PBS

        Webpage Background There are extensive essays in the "Background Readings, History" section of the website.

      4. White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 - Winthrop D. Jordan, Institute of Early American History and Culture 1968

        Book Background

      5. Runaway slave settlements in Cuba: resistance and repression - Gabino La Rosa Corzo 2003

        Book Background

      6. The destruction of Brazilian slavery, 1850-1888 - Robert Edgar Conrad 1993

        Book Background

      7. From slavery to freedom in Brazil: Bahia, 1835-1900 - Dale Torston Graden 2006

        Book Background

      8. Slaves, peasants, and rebels: reconsidering Brazilian slavery - Stuart B. Schwartz 1996, c1992

        Book Background

      9. Slave emancipation in Cuba: the transition to free labor, 1860-1899 - Rebecca J. Scott 2000

        Book Background

      10. The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888 - Ian Read 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      11. Slavery and freedom in the age of the American Revolution - Ira Berlin, Ronald Hoffman, United States Capitol Historical Society 1983

        Book Background

      12. Slaves no more: three essays on emancipation and the Civil War - Ira Berlin 1992

        Book Background

      13. Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War era - James M McPherson 1990

        Book Background

      14. Nothing but freedom: emancipation and its legacy - Eric Foner c1983

        Book Background

      15. The death of Reconstruction: race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 - Heather Cox Richardson 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      16. Slavery in the Americas

        Book Background A very useful introductory text that looks at the Americas as a whole

      17. The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere - Robert J. Cottrol 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      18. Slavery & Abolition

        Journal Background This journal contain hundreds of relevant articles

      19. The overthrow of colonial slavery 1776-1848 - Robin Blackburn 1988

        Book Background

      20. Slavery in the Development of the Americas - David Eltis, Frank D. Lewis, Kenneth L. Sokoloff 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      21. Gender and slave emancipation in the Atlantic world - Pamela Scully, Diana Paton 2005

        Book Background

      22. Inhuman bondage: the rise and fall of slavery in the New World - David Brion Davis 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      23. Slavery in the new world: a reader in comparative history - Laura Foner, Eugene D. Genovese 1969

        Book Background

      24. From Rebellion to Revolution: Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the Modern World - Eugene D. Genovese 1981 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      25. The rise of African slavery in the Americas - David Eltis 2000

        Book Background

  5. Further readings on the theme: Immigration 54 items
    1. Primary Sources 4 items
      1. The Brazil reader: history, culture, politics - Robert M. Levine, John J. Crocitti 1999

        Book Background There are some relevant documents in sections II and IV

      2. The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics - Robin Kirk, Orin Starn, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Graciela R. Montaldo 2002

        Book  There are several relevant documents in section IV

    2. Historiographical readings 50 items
      1. Immigration in Latin America 29 items
        1. Immigration, ethnicity, and national identity in Brazil, 1808 to the present - Jeff Lesser 2013

          Book Essential Read Chapter 3 "Mass Migrations, 1880-1920"

        2. The invention of Argentina - Nicolas Shumway 1991

          Book Background

        3. The Chinese in Latin America and the Caribbean - Walton Look Lai, Chee-Beng Tan 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        4. Brazil 1870-1914. The Force of Tradition - Jose Murilo De Carvalho 1992

          Article Background

        5. Mexico at the world's fairs: crafting a modern nation - Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo c1996

          Book Background

        6. Immigration and nationalism: Argentina and Chile, 1890-1914 - Carl Solberg, University of Texas at Austin. Institute of Latin American Studies 1970

          Book Background

        7. Race, Nation, and West Indian Immigration to Honduras, 1890-1940 - Glenn A. Chambers 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        8. Mexicali's Chinatown - James R. Curtis 07/1995

          Article Background

      2. Immigration in the US and comparative readings 21 items
        1. American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism - Nancy Ordover 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read Chapter 1 "National Hygiene: Twentieth Century Immigration and the Eugenics Lobby" This is available as an Ebook. You will need to click on the "view in catalogue" link to access it.

        2. The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: century of progress - Cheryl Ganz 2008

          Book Essential Read Chapter 7 "Ethnic Identity and Nationalistic Representations of Progress" [This is available as an Ebook - click on "view in other formats/editions" link to access it]

        3. Crossings: the great transatlantic migrations, 1870-1914 - Walter T. K. Nugent 1992

          Book Background

        4. Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America - Peter Schrag 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        5. Strangers in the land: patterns of American nativism, 1860-1925 - John Higham 1988

          Book Background

        6. American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism - Nancy Ordover 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        7. Chinese Immigrants - Najia Aarim-Heriot 2006

          Book Background

        8. White on arrival: Italians, race, color and power in Chicago, 1890-1945 - Thomas A. Guglielmo 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        9. Displacements and Diasporas : Asians in the Americas - Lee, Robert G. Anderson, Wanni Wibulswasdi 2005

          Book Background

  6. Further readings on the theme: Political Culture 45 items
    1. Primary Sources 3 items
    2. Historiographical readings 42 items
      1. A history of Latin America: c.1450 to the present - Peter Bakewell 2004

        Book Essential Chapter 15 "Adrift in Storms: Caudillos and Penury" - this is an accessible and quite comprehensive introduction to caudillismo, liberal-conservative divides and key features of post-Independence Latin America

      2. Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850 - John Lynch 02/04/1992

        Book Background

      3. The Problem of Political Order in Early Republican Spanish America - Frank Safford 1992

        Article Background A useful, if a little outdated, historiographical review article

      4. State formation and democracy in Latin America, 1810-1900 - Fernando López-Alves 2000

        Book Background

      5. The Mexican Experience : Forceful Negotiations : The Origins of the Pronunciamiento in Nineteenth-Century Mexico - Fowler, Will 2011

        Book Background Read Chapter 12 "I Pronounce Thus I Exist": Redefining the Pronunciamiento in Independent Mexico, 1821-1876"

      6. Forging Mexico - University of Anna, Timothy E. (Distinguished Professor of History 2002

        Book Background

      7. Tornel and Santa Anna - Fowler, Will 2000

        Book Background

      8. Heroes on horseback: a life and times of the last gaucho caudillos - John Charles Chasteen c1995

        Book Background

      9. Argentine caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas - John Lynch, John Lynch c2001

        Book Background

      10. Diálogos Series : Course of Andean History - Henderson, Peter V. N. 2013

        Book Background Read Chapter 9 The Age of Caudillos

      11. Caudillismo: An Interpretive Note - William H. Beezley 07/1969

        Article Background

      12. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 - Gordon S. Wood 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      13. Liberalism and republicanism in the historical imagination - Joyce Appleby 1992

        Book Background

      14. Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic - David Waldstreicher, Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      15. Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U. S. Constitution and the Making of the American State - Max M. Edling 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      16. The American Revolution in Indian country: crisis and diversity in native American communities - Colin G. Calloway 1995

        Book Background

      17. The age of federalism - Stanley M. Elkins, Eric McKitrick 1993

        Book Background

      18. The Whiskey Rebellion: frontier epilogue to the American Revolution - Thomas P. Slaughter 1988 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      19. Lecture Series | Liberalism in the Americas

        Webpage Background A number of relevant scholarly lectures are summarised on this academic blog, and there are links to many of the videos/podcasts.

      20. The radicalism of the American Revolution - Gordon S. Wood 1992

        Book Background

      21. A Republic of Men: The American Founders, Gendered Language, and Patriarchal Politics - Mark E. Kann 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      22. Journal of the Early Republic on JSTOR 1981

        Journal Background Look through the journal issues to find hundreds of relevant articles

      23. The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850 - Lester D. Langley 1996

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  7. Further readings on the theme: Revolution I 40 items
    These items concentrate on the Independence era revolutions. See 'Revolution II' for items relating to the Cuban and other 20th century revolutions.
    1. Primary Sources 3 items
      1. Latin American independence: an anthology of sources - Sarah C. Chambers, John Charles Chasteen c2010

        Book Background

    2. Historiographical readings 37 items
      1. Americanos: Latin America's struggle for independence - John Charles Chasteen 2009

        Book Essential This is a very accessible, yet sophisticated, survey text of independence in Latin America

      2. An Age of Imperial Revolutions - Jeremy Adelman 2008

        Article Essential This is a rather difficult reading, so I have not set it as a key tutorial reading. However, it is very historiographically important for understanding US and Latin American independence processes in comparative perspective, so if you aim to write on this topic, I recommend including it in your reading list and will be easier to understand once you've done some background reading.

      3. Independence in Latin America: contrasts and comparisons - Richard Graham 2013

        Book Background

      4. The Spanish American revolutions 1808-1826 - John Lynch 1986

        Book Background

      5. The independence of Spanish America - Jaime E. Rodríguez O. 1998

        Book Background

      6. South American Independence: Gender, Politics, Text - Catherine Davies, Hilary Owen, Claire Brewster 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      7. War and Independence in Spanish America, 1810-26, Anthony McFarlane 8/12/2014

        Audio-visual document Background This is a podcast of Prof. McFarlane talking about the key ideas in his book of the same name. It's a shame there is no video, but Prof. McFarlane is one of the most easy to follow speakers - he taught me when I was a student at Warwick!

      8. Bello and Bolívar: poetry and politics in the Spanish American Revolution - Antonio Cussen 2009

        Book Background

      9. El Libertador: writings of Simón Bolívar - Simón Bolívar, Frederick H. Fornoff, David Bushnell 2003

        Book Background

      10. The Wars of Independence in Spanish America - Christon I. Archer 2000

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      11. Bol�ivar: American liberator - Marie Arana 2014

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      12. War, Empire and Slavery, 1770-1830 - Richard Bessel, Nicholas Guyatt, Jane Rendall 2010 (electronic resource)

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      13. Arming Slaves : From Classical Times to the Modern Age - Brown, Christopher Leslie Morgan, Philip D. Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition 2006

        Book Background There are several chapters on the role of armed slaves in both US and Latin American wars of independence

      14. The age of revolutions in global context, c. 1760-1840 - David Armitage, Sanjay Subrahmanyam 2010

        Book Background See esp. the intro and chapters 3-5

      15. Francisco de Miranda, a transatlantic life in the Age of Revolution - Karen Racine 2003

        Book Background

      16. The declaration of independence: a global history - David Armitage 2007

        Book Background

      17. The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914: global connections and comparisons - C. A. Bayly 2004

        Book Background Chapter 3 "Converging Revolutions, 1780-1820"

      18. The Struggle for Power in Post-Independence Colombia and Venezuela - Matthew Brown 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Background Intro and Chapter 1 "World in Revolution"

      19. Liberties and Empires: Writing Constitutions in the Atlantic World, 1776-1848 24/4/2012

        Audio-visual document Background A video of Prof. Linda Colley discussing constitution-making (part of the independence and post-independence process) in the US, Latin America and elsewhere

      20. The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850 - Lester D. Langley 1996

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  8. Further Readings on the theme Revolution II 24 items
    Readings pertaining to the Cuban revolution and its effects on US-Latin American relations
    1. Primary Sources 4 items
      1. Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations - James A. Wood 2013

        Book Background See sections on 'social revolution' and 'the cold war'

    2. Historiographical readings 20 items
      1. Revolutionary Cuba: A History - Luis Martínez-Fernández 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      2. The Cuban Revolution: past, present and future perspectives - Geraldine Lievesley 2004

        Book Essential Read Chapter 2 "Encounters with the "Monster" and Others"

      3. Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971 - Lillian Guerra 2012 (electronic resource)

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      4. Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States and the World - Soraya M. Castro Mariño, Ronald W. Pruessen 2012 (electronic resource)

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      5. Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground - Julia Sweig, Julia E. Sweig

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      6. The U.S. Sugar Program and the Cuban Revolution - Alan Dye and Richard Sicotte 2004

        Article Background

      7. J́ose Márti and the Cuban Revolution Retraced: proceedings of a conference held at the University of California, Los Angeles, March 1-2 1985 - Edward Gonzalez, José Martí and the Cuban Revolution Retraced UCLA Latin America Center

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      8. The United States and Cuba: from closest enemies to distant friends - Francisco López Segrera, Margot Olavarría 2017

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      9. Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 - Piero Gleijeses 2002 (electronic resource)

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      10. A History of the Cuban Revolution - Aviva Chomsky 2015 (electronic resource)

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  9. Further Readings on the theme: Neo-colonialism 60 items
    1. Primary Sources 10 items
      1. Ariel - José Enrique Rodó, Gordon Brotherston 1967

        Book Background Full text of Rodo's essay Ariel, should you want to read beyond the extracts

      2. José Martí reader: writings on the Americas - José Martí, Deborah Shnookal, Mirta Muñiz 2007

        Book Background

      3. Inside the monster: writings on the United States and American imperialism - José Martí, Philip S. Foner 1975

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      4. Resisting categories: Latin American and/or Latino? - Mari Carmen Ramírez, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Héctor Olea, María C. Gaztambide 2012

        Book Essential Read III.2.1 "Ariel: The Idea of Nordomania" by Jose Enrique Rodo

    2. Historiographical readings 50 items
      1. Open Veins of Latin America : Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (25th Anniversary Edition) - Eduardo Galeano 19970101 (electronic resource)

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      2. United States in the World : Business of Empire : United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America - Jason M. Colby 20111101 (electronic resource)

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      3. Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992 - William M. LeoGrande 1998 (electronic resource)

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      4. Last Colonial Massacre - Greg Grandin 2011

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      5. Latin America's Cold War - Hal Brands 20120301 (electronic resource)

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      6. Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War - Tanya Harmer 2011 (electronic resource)

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      7. Yankee no!: anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American relations - Alan L. McPherson 2003 (electronic resource)

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      8. Foreign aid as foreign policy: the Alliance for Progress in Latin America - Jeffrey F. Taffet 2007

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      9. Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War - Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Mark Atwood Lawrence, Julio E. Moreno 2013 (electronic resource)

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      10. Inevitable revolutions: the United States in Central America - Walter LaFeber 1993

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      11. War and Cold War in American Foreign Policy, 1942-62 - Dr Carter, Dale, Robin Clifton 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      12. The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography - Louis A. Pérez Jr 1998 (electronic resource)

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      13. Uncle Sam's war of 1898 and the origins of globalization - Thomas David Schoonover 2003

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      14. From silver to cocaine: Latin American commodity chains and the building of the world economy, 1500-2000 - Steven Topik, Carlos Marichal, Zephyr L. Frank 2006

        Book Background several relevant chapters

      15. No Higher Law - Loveman, Brian 2010

        Book Background

      16. U.S.-Latin American relations - Michael J. Kryzanek 1990

        Book Background

      17. A hemisphere to itself: a history of US-Latin American relations - Frank Niess, Harry Drost, Béatrice Mandeau, Gudrun Fienemann 1990

        Book Background

      18. Neighborly adversaries: readings in US-Latin American relations - Michael LaRosa, Frank O. Mora 1999

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      19. The second century: US/Latin American relations since 1889 - Mark T. Gilderhus 2000

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      20. Economic issues and political conflict: US-Latin American relations - Jorge I. Domínguez 1982

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      21. The Third Century: U.S.-Latin American Relations Since 1889 (Latin American Silhouettes) - Mark Gilderhus, David LeFevor and Michael LaRosa 5 Jan. 2017

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      22. This America we dream of: Rodó and Ariel one hundred years on - Gustavo San Román 2001

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      23. Designing Pan-America: U.S. Architectural Visions for the Western Hemisphere - Robert Alexander Gonzalez, Robert Rydell 2011 (electronic resource)

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  10. Slave Code of South Carolina, May 1740

    Webpage Essential A transcription of the document is accessible via the website

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