HIST 231 Modern Latin American History

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Modern Latin American History

Portrait of two young local women in traditional dress, near Cuzco, Peru, South America

This Guide is for the course Modern Latin American History (HIST 231).  It explores the geography and history of those countries colonized by Spain and Portugal in the sixteenth century, which still preserve the influence of Iberian political and social principles today. It also examines the subsequent political, social, and economic development of Latin America, the complicated relationships between individual countries in this region, and the increasing relationships between the region as a whole and the rest of the world.