HIST 311. The United States and the Caribbean
This course will examine the relationship between the United States and Central America and the islands of Spanish-speaking Caribbean. The focus will be on the period from 1898 to the present. Among the topics to be explored are: the reasons for the United States’ interest in the region; the impact of that interest on local politics; the long-range impacts of intervention; the impacts of North American culture; and an analysis of which social groups ally with outside interests and which oppose them.