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Felipe Fernandez-Armesto at UCL - Lecture: 'A Typical Latin American Country: The United States'

Publication date: Feb 14, 2014 3:07:21 PM

Start: Mar 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 6, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Location: UCL Cruciform B304 Lecture Theater 1, Gower Street, London WC1E 6AE

Our America

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.