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About South American History
Masters degrees in South American History address the past of South America through critical analysis of multiple records and traditions, such as oral histories, foods and written documents.
Related subjects include Central American history and USA history.
South America is the continent renowned for one of the oldest civilisations in the America: the Norte Chico civilization in Peru. With a rich cultural past spanning thousands of years, courses in the History of South America provide an interesting opportunity for scholarly investigation.
Of course, your studies may not necessarily involve simply tracing the origins of South America. You may wish to focus on the Spanish and Portuguese colonisation of the continent in the 15th century, and its impact on the demographic of the population of the time.
Or, you might examine how the continent’s independence from the Spanish crown in the 19th century led to a wave of immigration from Europe to the area, continuing through to the 20th century.
Careers may include roles in academia such as teaching or publishing. You could also consider roles in the media, heritage, public relations or even a congressional aid.
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