67 Syllabus

HIST 067. Digging Through the National Security Archive: South American "Dirty Wars" and the United States' Involvement

Focusing on 1970s Latin American dictatorships, this course's aims are twofold: firstly, a critical examination of the available scholarship on the so-called "Dirty Wars" that produced the disappearance of thousands of citizens-particularly young people-in the context of state terrorism; secondly, an exploration of the relations between those Latin American dictatorships and the United States through a rigorous research exercise using the National Security Archive and other primary sources.
Concentrations: Empires and Nations, Method/Theory
Prerequisite: At least one course in history or professor permission.
Social sciences.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS, PEAC. Concentrations: Empires and Nations, Method/Theory
Spring 2025. Armus.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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