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HIST 814 01 (22843)  
Law and Politics in the Iberian Atlantic
Marcela Echeverri Munoz
M 3.30-5.20 HGS 117
Spring 2014 
 
A review of recent historiography on Latin America that recovered the importance of law and justice for colonial political culture. The course explores the intersection between imperial legal frameworks and traditions of political participation in the Iberian Atlantic societies, asking how monarchical subjects' interpretation of law shaped local politics. It concludes with the study of the rise of constitutionalism in the nineteenth century.