History of Latin America
Week 5: Nation-Building in the 19th Century

Lecture outline
Readings: García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, parts 8-14

Thanks to Cristina Ruiz for these great pictures of gaucho culture on Argentina's pampas!

Pictures of Simón Patiño's house: link 1 and link 2

Rubén Darío of Nicaragua was one of those who benefited from increased educational opportunities during the early 20c. A child prodigy from a poor, rural family, he achieved worldwide fame for his poetry. His complicated view of the U.S.is expressed in the poem "To Roosevelt. "