History of Latinos in the U.S.
In this course we will explore the historical experiences of the peoples from Latin America in the United States. We will trace these experiences from their roots prior to the 19th century through to the present. Within this population, we will consider the diversity of experiences along religious, ethnic, and racial lines. We will study the political, economic, social, and cultural impact of both large communities of Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican immigrants and smaller communities of Dominican and Brazilian immigrants. We will also compare the experiences of other minority groups in the Unites States, such as African Americans, and with similar groups in Europe.