Adam W Warren
Traces the history of Peru specifically and the Andean highlands generally, from Inca times to the present, examining the shifting relationship between peasants, indigenous peoples, and the state. Analyzes historically why modern forms of peasant and indigenous political power differs radically between Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
In this course we will follow the history of Peru specifically and the Andean highlands more generally from Inca times to the twenty-first century, paying particular attention to the complex, shifting relationship between peasant communities, indigenous peoples, and the state. In doing so, we will seek to understand why peasant and indigenous political power in the Andes today differs so radically between Peru and the region's other heavily indigenous nations, Bolivia and Ecuador.
Lecture and discussion format.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and class discussions.
Class assignments and grading
Map quiz, two papers, midterm, final.