Hall Center For The Humanities


Claire Wolnisty
A Beacon of Light for the World: Southern Empires in Latin America, 1845-1880

Sias Graduate Fellow Lecture: Claire Wolnisty
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Thu., Dec. 4, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch provided. RSVP required by November 27 to hallcenter@ku.edu
Location: Hall Center

Thousands of 19th-century southerners defended slavery within the shifting boundaries of the United States by moving abroad to Latin American countries. This presentation asks questions about southern conceptualizations of race, space, citizenship, loyalty, and identity by examining how southerners still claimed to belong to a regenerated southern empire even as they invaded Central America with private armies and they established southern colonies in the middle of the Amazon Basin.

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