Burack Lecture Series - Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
"A Typical Latin American Country-The United States: The Connected Histories of the Americas in Global Perspective"
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame
Professor Fernandez-Armesto is the author or editor of thirty-four books on a wide variety of topics relating to world history, especially in the areas of exploration and colonization, environmentalism, and the transmission across vast spaces of peoples, commodities, and ideas. By looking at the U.S. from a Hispanic perspective and in a global context, his Burack Lecture will challenge cherished assumptions about where and how the history of the country began; what, if anything, is exceptional in the story; what part immigrants have played in it, and how and why it has diverged from the histories of other parts of the Americas.
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