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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

HIST 80 The History of Capitalism in Latin America

This course will ask what five centuries of Latin American history can tell us about the origins and consequences of global capitalism. We will listen to capitalism’s champions and critics, including state actors, the Church, non-governmental organizations, and organized social movements, and ask how the interplay between them has influenced economies, politics, and culture. Capitalist development and transformation involved elaborate cultural campaigns to win hearts, minds, and bodies to the project, and we will focus on how and why, for example, at its most extreme some people equated capitalism with sin while others found spiritual succor within its logics.



Cross Listed Courses

LACS 50.13

Degree Requirement Attributes


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Department-Specific Course Categories

Class of 2023 and Before Major Dist: AALAC, pre-1800; Class of 2024 and Beyond Major Dist: Latin America and the Caribbean, premodern.


  • Fall