This course explores the historical experiences of the peoples from Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and those of their descendants, in the modern United States. The primary focus of the course will be to compare and contrast the twentieth-century experiences of the five largest Latino populations: those who can trace their heritage to Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.
Although social media enables political food puns to go viral, they are rooted in a long tradition of journalists, activists, and average citizens combining food and humor to poke fun at political opponents. This article examines three such moment: (Im)Peach-Mint Crumb Cake and President Trump, The Watergate Cookbook and President Nixon, and Suffrage Pie For the Doubting Husband from the women's suffrage movement.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's history of donning brownface and blackface connects to a troubling history of blackface in Canada.
Course Description With the recent 2016 presidential election in mind, this course uses the history of American presidential elections to examine how gender has shaped campaign issues and outcomes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Presidential candidates throughout US history have used gendered rhetoric as a campaign strategy to appeal to voters; at different moments... Continue Reading →