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Preludes to Change: Conflict and Transformation in Latin America - Cuba

Speaker: Dr. Louis A Pérez
Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 6:00PM

What are the conditions that give rise to change in a nation? In this series of webinars, scholars from across North Carolina will explain the circumstances that led to transformations in Latin America during the 20th century. From radical populist revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua to the subversive coup d'états in Chile and Guatemala, we will learn how militaries, guerrilla fighters, and foreign governments all use violence to enact change - with vastly different results in each country. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the lasting impacts of these historical conflicts that still affect these countries today.

While this series focuses on NC Latin American Studies and NC World History high school standards, teachers of all subjects and grades are invited to attend. CEU's are available! Email Corin Zaragoza at for more details.

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Louis A. Pérez, Jr. is the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and the Director of ISA. His most recent books include Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba (2019) and Intimations of Modernity: Civil Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba (2017) Pérez's principal teaching fields include twentieth-century Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba. Research interests center on the nineteenth and twentieth-century Caribbean, with an emphasis on Cuba