Felipe Fernandez Armesto at UCL

12 March 2014

UCL-Institute of the Americas was honored to host Prof Felipe Fernandez-Armesto on March 6 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 lecture's aims were 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. Watch the lecturecast of his presentation.

This session was 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.