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Making (Historical) Sense of Mexico

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ASM Master Class taught by historian Dr. Michael M. Brescia

Location: University of Arizona’s Old Main, Silver and Sage Room
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
200 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona

The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence, and extreme inequality, which push its citizens to seek economic security across the international border in the United States. In this four-part series Dr. Michael M. Brescia, University of Arizona Curator of Ethnohistory and Affiliated Professor of History and Law, will take you beyond the media headlines and political soundbites and introduce you to our southern neighbor by examining the manner in which history, geography, and culture have shaped modern Mexico since its independence from Spain in 1821. You will learn about the tumultuous nineteenth century when Mexico experienced four foreign invasions and routine civil discord, the violent upheaval of the world’s first social revolution in the twentieth century, and the challenges and opportunities associated with sharing a nearly 2,000-mile border with the so-called Colossus of the North, the United States. Registration includes campus parking, class materials, coffee and light snacks.

For more information contact Darlene Lizarraga at 520-626-8381 or dfl@email.arizona.edu

"Mexican Independence Day" photo provided by Dr. Brescia

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