HIST 378

History of Latinos in the United States

This course provides an overview of the history of peoples of Latin American descent in the United States. It begins with the imperfect term "Latino." The earlier portion of the course attempts to unearth the complex history behind this concept and its evolution as an idea and identity. As such, the earlier sections of the course and later sections on Afro-Latinidad provide an overview that also considers various strains of Indigenous, European, and African history to help explore the broad and varied trajectories of peoples we now call Latinos.