‘El Norte’: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

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Wednesday 22 January 2020
Winton Building Room 5, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR

While the Pilgrim myth may linger in US popular memory, the story of the European presence started much earlier. Dr Carrie Gibson's important book underlines the arrival of the Spanish in the 15th century and their incursions into Florida and South Carolina, while also discussing Mexico’s ceding of territory to the U.S. in 1848 to conclude, as The New Yorker has pointed out ‘with Trump’s nativist fixations’. Dr Carrie Gibson received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011 where her thesis focussed on the impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Spanish Caribbean. She is also the author of the acclaimed Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day.

Speaker: Dr Carrie Gibson (University of Cambridge)
Discussant: Neil Curtin (University of Winchester)
Chair: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester)

This talk is hosted by the University's Modern History Research Centre.

No booking required. For further information, please contact the MHRC leading convenor, Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

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