Developing Nations template

One database per class session

Always have at least one good video per class session

As we move through the semester, start esch session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.





Session #1
Tuesday, 29 August

Music

Syllabus

Video: CNN Cold War
Backyard: Latin CIA Coups | The Cold War (1954 90) 18 of 24
https://youtu.be/ELDJENmIBTs





Session #2
Thursday, 31 August

Music
Maps
Name the Countries: Brazil to Mexico

Capital cities
Cuisine

Articles

major articles on big picture of "Cold War in Central and South America

40 years of lefties

Political Violence and the Left in Latin America, 1967–1979
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History
http://latinamericanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.001.0001/acref
ore-9780199366439-e-89?rskey=BgbYre&result=1

The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-long-history-of-the-u-s-
interfering-with-elections-elsewhere/?utm_term=.045989e97cb6





Cold War schedule for syllabus

Put material on each wiki page in order of how I will cover

Add in all the readings from the wiki pages to the CW page

28 class sessions

WEEK #1

Tuesday, 29 August
Introduction:
Syllabus
Video: In Our Backyard

Thursday, 31 August
Introduction
Maps
Countries/capital cities
Discussion of overview articles

WEEK #2

Monday, 4 September [Labor Day holiday]

Tuesday, 5 September
US involvement in Latin America through Spanish-American War

Thursday, 7 September
US involvement in Latin America through World War II

WEEK #3

Tuesday, 12 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
US perspective

Thursday, 14 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
USSR perspective

WEEK #4

Tuesday, 19 September
1954 Guatemala (CIA-sponsored US overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz

Thursday, 21 September
Cuban Revolution video

WEEK #5

Tuesday, 26 September
Cuba
Batista
Castro early maneuverings
Moncada Barracks
Mexico
Che Guevara
Granma voyage

Thursday, 28 September
Cuba
Sierra Maestra mountains
Herbert Matthews
Castro victory
Cuban link to USSR
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile crisis

WEEK #6

Tuesday, 3 October
1965 Dominican Republic civil war and US intervention

Thursday, 5 October
Chile (Salvador Allende, 1970 election machinations, Castro visit)

WEEK #7

Tuesday, 10 October
Chile (1973 coup, Augosto Pinochet)

Thursday, 12 October
Chile continued plus Operation Condor

WEEK #8

Tuesday, 17 October
MID-TERM EXAM

Thursday, 19 October
Paraguay (Stroessner); Argentina (Peronism)

WEEK #9

Tuesday, 24 October
Argentina (Dirty War, Falklands); Uruguay (Tupamaros, Dan Mitrione)

Thursday, 26 October
Panama (School of the Americas); Operation Charly
Guatemala (insurgency against the EGP/Mayas)
Video: When the Mountains Tremble
Spanish Embassy fire, Rigoberta Menchu

WEEK #10

Tuesday, 31 October
Guatemala (Operation Sofía, Rioss Montt, US evangelicals, strategic hamlets)
Video: Granito de Arena

Thursday, 2 November
El Salvador
Video: In the Name of the People (73 minutes)

WEEK #11

Tuesday, 7 November
El Salvador (death squads/Salvador option, counterinsurgency)

Thursday, 9 November
El Salvador (Archbishop Romero, 4 nuns, El Mozote)

WEEK #12

Tuesday, 14 November
Nicaragua (Somozas, 1972 earthquake, Sandinistas victory)

Thursday, 16 November
Nicaragua (Contras, Honduras, Boland Amendment)

WEEK #13

Tuesday, 21 November [No class]
Thursday, 23 November [No class: Thanksgiving holiday]
Friday, 24 November [Thanksgiving holiday]

WEEK #14

Tuesday, 28 November
Nicaragua (Iran-Contra affair)

Thursday, 30 November
Catch up (if needed)
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

WEEK #15

Tuesday, 5 December
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

Thursday, 7 December
Immigration to US because of these wars
Video: Harvests of Empire