Revolutions Across Borders | Newberry

Revolutions Across Borders

Brian De Lay, Jordana Dym, and Mónica Ricketts
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

4 to 5 pm CT

Open to the Public

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How did issues of borders, boundaries, and jurisdictions play out during the Age of Revolutions 200 years ago?

The history of borderlands—from Argentina to Brazil, and Mexico up to Canada—is riddled with questions about immigration, labor practices, Indigenous rights, the arms trade, resource extraction, and cartography. In this program, a panel of experts will explore this history, and how these issues continue to shape our world today.

About the Speakers:

Brian DeLay is associate professor and Preston Hotchkis Chair in the History of the United States at Berkeley. He received his PhD from Harvard University and has published widely on topics including the similarities and differences between 19th and 21st century instability in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands; the connection between guns and governance in Mexico’s post-independence history; Lincoln’s policy toward the French Intervention in Mexico; and violence and belonging on the Navajo-New Mexican frontier. He is the author of War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War.

Jordana Dym is professor of history and Director of Latin American and Latinx Studies at Skidmore College. Her research and teaching interests include Latin America, the history of cartography, book history, and public history.

Mónica Ricketts is a historian of colonial Latin America and the Iberian Atlantic World at Temple University. She specializes in the intellectual, political, and cultural history of the Spanish world. She received her BA and Licenciate degrees from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima and her PhD from Harvard University.

This program is part of ¡Viva la Libertad! Forming More Perfect Unions Across the Americas. ¡Viva la Libertad! is a series of public programs and an exhibition bringing together scholars, writers, artists, and community members to explore the independence struggles of the Americas and reflect on their legacies today. Looking back on the Age of Revolutions 200 years ago in Latin America and the United States, ¡Viva la Libertad! examines how new countries emerged from colonial rule, who gained freedom and who was left behind, and why so many are still fighting for liberty, racial justice, and democracy.  

¡Viva la Libertad! is being coordinated by the Newberry Library in partnership with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the National Museum of Mexican Art, Illinois Humanities, and Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy. The project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. The exhibition at the Newberry is made possible through the generous support of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.

This program will be presented in English.

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¿Cómo se manifestaron los temas de las fronteras, límites y jurisdicciones durante la Era de las Revoluciones?

La historia de las zonas fronterizas -desde Argentina hasta Brasil, pasando por México y Canadá- está plagada de cuestiones relacionadas con la inmigración, las prácticas laborales, los derechos de los indígenas, el comercio de armas, la extracción de recursos y la cartografía. En este programa, un grupo de expertos examina esta historia y de qué manera siguen influyendo estas cuestiones en el mundo actual.

¡Viva la Libertad! Fundar Uniones Más Perfectas en las Américas comprende una serie de programas públicos y una exposición que reúne a académicos, escritores, artistas y miembros de la comunidad para explorar las luchas por la independencia de las Américas y reflexionar sobre su legado en la actualidad. Por medio de una mirada retrospectiva a la Era de las Revoluciones de hace 200 años en América Latina y Estados Unidos, ¡Viva la Libertad! examina cómo surgieron nuevos países del dominio colonial, quiénes obtuvieron la libertad y quiénes quedaron atrás, y por qué tantos siguen luchando por la libertad, la justicia racial y la democracia.

Los programas y exposición relacionados con ¡Viva la Libertad! han sido coordinados por la Biblioteca Newberry en colaboración con la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano, la organización Illinois Humanities, y Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy. El proyecto ha sido posible en parte gracias a una importante subvención del National Endowment for the Humanities: La democracia exige sabiduría. La exposición en la Biblioteca Newberry es posible gracias al generoso apoyo de la Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.

Este programa se presentará en inglés.

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