Historian Explores Early Global Crisis of Americas
September 6, 2011
Professor John Tutino examines the role of the Americas in early world trade and the conflicts reconfiguring global power in his new book, Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America (Duke University Press, 2011).
Tutino, a historian in the School of Foreign Service, analyzes the political economy, social relations and cultural conflicts of the central Mexico regions of Bajío and Spanish North America from 1500 to 1800. He also looks at the tensions that led to the area’s collapse into revolution in 1810.
“I began to work on this project thinking I might better understand how Mexicans lived the transition from life under Spanish colonial rule to the struggles of creating a nation in times of emerging capitalism,” Tutino explains.
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- Mar 21, All day: Catholicism in the Americas
- Apr 11, 5pm: Redes: Exploration of Mexico and Music, Revolution Era