Felipe Fernandez-Armesto at UCL-Institute of the Americas: 'A Typical Latin American Country: The US'
Thursday, 6 March 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)
UCL-Institute of the Americas is honored to host Prof Felipe Fernandez-Armesto to deliver this lecture on the occasion of the launch of his latest book Our America. A Hispanic History of the United States (W.W.Norton and Company, London 2014).
The lecturer aims to traduce the Anglo myth that has dominated U.S. historiography, by suggesting that regional approaches to U.S. history have disclosed facts previously under-acknowledged: the country - in parts, especially -has a past that closely resembles that of most Latin American republics, and a future increasingly convergent with other parts of the Americas.
This session will be chaired by Prof Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies at UCL-Institute of the Americas and Commonwealth Fund Professor of American Studies at UCL-History.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto is the William P. Reynolds Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame and the author, most recently, of Our America. A Hispanic History of the United States.
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
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UCL - Institute of the Americas
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe.