Fall 2023 History UN2671 section 001

The Cold War in Latin America

The Cold War in Latin Ame

Call Number 10367
Day & Time
MW 4:10pm-5:25pm
415 Schapiro [SCEP]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alfonso Salgado
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This lecture offers a comprehensive view of the Cold War in Latin America and zooms in on those places and moments when it turned hot. It understands the Cold War as a complex and multi-layered conflict, which not only pitted two superpowers—the United States and the Soviet Union—against one another, but also two ideologies—capitalism and socialism—whose appeal cut across societies. In Latin America, the idea of socialist revolution attracted a diverse set of actors (workers, students, intellectuals, politicians, etc.) and posed a significant challenge to both capitalism and United States hegemony. We will probe what the Cold War meant to people across the region, paying particular attention to revolutionary and counterrevolutionary events in Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, and Nicaragua, all the while examining the diplomatic and cultural battles for the hearts and minds of Latin Americans.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 25 students (35 max) as of 6:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number UN2671
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Discussion HIST UN2672 REQUIRED
Section key 20233HIST2671W001