This website and Digital Humanities project was built by the students in the Mining, Conflict & Revolution in Latin America course in Spring 2018 at Lehigh University, taught by Dr. Cory Fischer-Hoffman
From the Colonial period to present day, mining has shaped Latin America’s political, economic, social and cultural development. This course explored mineral and metallic mining in Latin America over the last five centuries, focusing on international trade, slavery, labor struggles, political conflict, Revolution, environmental impacts, indigenous social movements, and how mining impacts gender relations. This was an introductory course on Latin American history, political economy and current affairs through an interdisciplinary approach that examines race, class, and gender.
This course was cross-listed in Sociology, Latinx & Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies.