History of Indigenous Rights in the Americas
Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:30-10:45)
. This is a lecture course designed to introduce students to the study of indigenous history and Latin America since independence. Where did the vibrant indigenous rights movements that are changing the face of Latin America come from? In this course we will trace the long history of indigenous communities demanding rights from the state and from international organizations over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. We will focus on the cases of Colombia, Bolivia, and Chile using primary and secondary sources in English. Students will be expected to attend lecture, complete weekly reading assignments, and participate in short discussions with the class. Written assignments for this class will include two short midterms (essay and key word identification) and a final exam. Weekly readings may include selections from the following books:
Yashar, Deborah J. Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Hylton, Forrest, and Sinclair Thomson. Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics. London: Verso, 2007.
Mallon, Florencia E. Courage Tastes of Blood: The Mapuche Community of Nicolás Ailío and the Chilean State, 1906–2001. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
Postero, Nancy. The Indigenous State. University of California Press, 2017. http://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.31/.