CHICLA 355 : Labor in the Americas: The U.S. & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective, A Critical Survey (Crosslisted LACIS, History, Political Science)

Critically examines the history of labor and working people in the Americas, from the colonial era to the present, focusing on the experience of the United States and Mexico, offering a comparative perspective on their distinct but shared (and increasingly linked) histories. Topics include slavery and other forms of forced labor, industrialization and labor unrest, incorporation of labor after World War II, neoliberalism, migration, and the drug trade.