Whether we begin with Columbus, Jamestown, or the Aztec Empire, we usually see U.S. and Mexican history as distinct national stories. As a result, we often overlook multiple worlds that cross national borders. This conference seeks to give new voice to these forgotten histories by making the U.S.-Mexico borderlands central to the American past. Showcasing the work of a new generation of young scholars, the conference offers a transnational vision of a neglected era. Papers focus on the formative years of modern borderlands history, from 1821, when U.S.-Mexican frontier relations began, to the mid-twentieth century, when economic development and state-formation gave the borderlands their current legal, political, and social shape.
Raúl Ramos, (University of Houston), "Finding the Balance: Béxar in
Louise Pubols (Autry Museum of Western Heritage), "Fathers of the Pueblo: Patriarchy and Power in Mexican California, 1800-1880"
Barbara O. Reyes (University of New Mexico), "Race, Agency, and Memory in a Baja California Mission"
Andrés Reséndez (University of California, Davis), "An Expedition and
its Many Tales: Literary Fragmentation at the Border"
Elliott Young (Lewis and Clark College), "Think Globally, Resist
Locally: Ignacio Martínez's Journey Around the Globe"
Grace Delgado (California State University, Long Beach), "At Exclusion's Gate: Chinese Identity, Citizenship, and Diplomacy along the US-Mexican Border, 1890-1900"
Karl Jacoby (Brown University), "Between North and South: The Alternative Borderlands of William H. Ellis and the African American Colony of 1895"
Samuel Truett (University of New Mexico), "Lords of the Sierra Madre: Development, Disorder, and Border Narratives"
Benjamin Johnson (Southern Methodist University), "The Plan de San
Diego Uprising and the Making of the Modern Texas-Mexico Borderlands"
Alexandra Stern (University of California, Santa Cruz), "Nationalism
on the Line: Masculinity, Race and the Creation of the US-Mexico
Border Patrol, 1910-1940"
September 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in Hughes-Trigg Forum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Please see web site for registration.
Conference organizers are Samuel Truett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Elliott Young (email@example.com).
Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750176
Dallas, TX 75275-0176
Phone: (214) 768-1233
Fax: (214) 768-4129 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.smu.edu/swcenter
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