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LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

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LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

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Anno accademico 2022/2023

Codice attività didattica
CPS0426
Docenti
Prof. Federica Morelli (Titolare dell'insegnamento)
Jesus Bohorquez Barrera (Titolare dell'insegnamento)
Corso di studio
Master's Degree Course in Area and global studies for international cooperation
Anno
2° anno
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Tipologia
Caratterizzante
Crediti/Valenza
6
SSD attività didattica
SPS/05 - storia e istituzioni delle americhe
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Scritto
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Sommario insegnamento

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Obiettivi formativi

The course, focusing on the formation of multi-ethnic societies in Latin America, will allow  students to mature a greater awaraness towards the cultural diversity and to understand the relationship between past and present cultures. 

It will also allow to acquire expertise on: forms of domination; interaction between different cultural groups; definitions of belonging; structuring of territories; shifting relationship nature-societies. 

The course will offer to attending students an interactive form of teaching, based on discussion of sources and bibliographical material in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. It will use digital history resources and cartographic tools. 

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

By the end of this course students will:

1) Be able to identify several key turning points in colonial Latin American history;

2) Understand the basic organizing principles of Mesoamerican, Andean, Hispanic, and mestizo culture, including religion and spiritual beliefs, social hierarchy, gender norms, notions of community, language, and race and ethnicity, agroecosystem changes, representation of nature, and biological hybriddization; 

3) Recognize the way power functioned in the colonial system through Iberian logic and political organization, as well as various forms of accommodation, reform, resistance, and rebellion.

4) Appreciate Latin America's diversity and historical significance.

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Programma

Slavery and slave trade in the Iberian Empires

The role played by the Iberian empires, often neglected by historians, was pivotal in the development of the Western world. The Iberian kingdoms were the first states to expand and control overseas colonies across the Atlantic and to trade on a global scale, and their experiences are vital to the understanding of the formation of the modern world.

The course examines the rise and demise of slavery in Spanish and Portuguese America: its founding, central practices, and long-term consequences. From the moment of conquest, enslaved Africans were inextricably intertwined with the creation and endurance of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in America. However, scholars have only recently begun to examine the many roles that the enslaved performed in Ibero-America. The course will explore how Spanish and Portuguese colonizers integrated African slaves into the expanding empire and how African slaves, in turn, utilized and molded imperial institutions to serve their various interests. Our analysis will traverse a range of issues: the emergence of market economies, definitions of race attendant to European commercial expansion, the cultures of Africans in the diaspora, slave control and resistance, free black people and the social structure of New World slave societies, and emancipation and its aftermath. 

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Modalità di insegnamento

This is an upper-division class with an emphasis on class discussion based on reading primary and secondary sources. Teachers will provide introductory lectures when necessary, but for the most part students will be participating in class discussion by posing questions and encouraging debate.

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Attending students:
For attending students, the assessment procedure is based on active participation during class (20%), presentation of an essay agreed with the teacher (30% of the final grade), and a written essay (about 5.000 words) based on the paper and the discussion (50% of the final grade). The paper is aimed to check both the students' ability to organize complex knowledge and their knowledge of the discipline.

Non attending students:
To assess the ability to apply the acquaintances learnt during the readings, a final written exam is schedeuled for non attending students. This exam will be assessed according to the following criteria: a) the acquisition of the basic expertise; b) the ability to critically reasoning on the subjects of the course.

Testi consigliati e bibliografia



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Altro
Titolo:  
Essays and articles
Descrizione:  
Essays and articles commented during the course
Note testo:  
Testo per frequentanti.
Obbligatorio:  
Si


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Libro
Titolo:  
African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean
Anno pubblicazione:  
2007
Editore:  
Oxford University Press
Autore:  
Herbert Klein and Ben Vinson III
Note testo:  
Testo per non frequentanti.
Obbligatorio:  
Si


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Libro
Titolo:  
Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World
Anno pubblicazione:  
2011
Editore:  
University of New Mexico Press
Autore:  
Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
Note testo:  
Testo per non frequentanti.
Obbligatorio:  
Si
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Attending students:

Essays and articles commented during the course.

 

Non attending students:

Herbert S. Klein and Ben Vinson, African Slavery In Latin America And The Caribbean (Oxford University Press, 2007)

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2011)



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Note

COURSE SCHEDULE : monday, tuesday, wednesday 4 pm-6 pm room F2 (from November 2)

The material useful for the students will be available on the website of the course. 

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