HIST 572: The United States Borderlands: People, Place, Past (3)

The course will serve as a sequel to HIST 571, History of the Spanish Borderlands. It will discuss issues associated with the borderlands region after conquest and acquisition by the United States in 1848. Themes will include race relations, immigration, labor, economics, politics, and the environment. This course will be concerned with how the region was incorporated into the United States, and how this relationship is evolving throughout the twentieth century. It also discusses the notion of a borderlands region and whether or not this is a valid characterization. LEC
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