Northwestern University

Nov
15
Wed 5:00 PM

"Our Sister Republics: the United States in an Age of American Revolutions" - Book Talk + Reception

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Crowe Hall, 1-132, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Parth Joshi   847.491.7980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
International Education Week

Category: Academic

Description:

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is proud to host Caitlin Fitz as she talks about her new book, "Our Sister Republics: the United States in an Age of American Revolutions". A reception will follow.

Caitlin Fitz (Ph.D., Yale, 2010) is a historian of early America, in a broad and hemispheric sense. Her work explores early U.S. engagement with foreign communities and cultures, as well as the relationship between ordinary people and formal politics. Her first book, Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions, illuminates the wave of enthusiasm for Latin American independence that engulfed the United States during the early nineteenth century. Grounded in archival research in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English, the book (published by W.W. Norton/Liveright in 2016) reveals how events in Spanish America and Brazil shaped popular understandings of race, revolution, and republicanism within the United States.

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