The Latinx South: Immigration, Race, and the Nuevo South
In the past decades many of the fastest growing Latino/a populations have been in the US South. Instead of traditional sites of immigration like Los Angeles and New York, the U.S. South has become home to a diverse group of Latino immigrants. This course examines the history of Latino/as in the U.S. South. Spanning the twentieth-century it will trace the long history of Latino/as in the South and how they experienced Jim Crow segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, white supremacy, and labor struggles. This interdisciplinary approach the study of race and region will expose students to a diverse range of texts including historical monographs, memoirs, graphic novels, and documentaries.