College of Liberal Arts

Book Talk: "Latin America in the Modern World"

Wednesday Nov 13, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | GAR 4.100

The History Faculty New Book Series presents:

Latin America in the Modern World
(Oxford University Press, 2018)
Co-edited by Virginia Garrard, Peter V. N. Henderson, and Bryan McCann

A book talk and discussion with
Virginia Garrard
Professor of History, and
Director, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
University of Texas at Austin

Latin America in the Modern World is the first text to situate the history of Latin America within a wider global narrative. Written by leading scholars, the book focuses on five themes: state formation; the construction of national identity through popular culture and religion; economics and commodities; race, class, and gender; and the environment. Emphasizing the distinct experiences of each of the Latin American countries, the book provides students with an entry point into understanding this vital region. Instead of suggesting that all Latin American nations have an interchangeable heritage, the authors seek to clearly identify themes, topics, people, and intellectual currents that help to knit the history of modern Latin America into a coherent category of study. While providing in-depth coverage of the history of the three largest Latin American countries (Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina), Latin America in the Modern World also offers case studies from almost all of the countries, including Central American and Andean nations.

Please RSVP to to reserve your seat and receive a copy of the reading selection to be discussed. This discussion is part of the IHS' History Faculty New Book Talk Series.

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