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IHS Workshop: ""Dying for Democracy: Mexican Nationals in the U.S. Army and U.S.-Mexico Wartime Diplomacy, 1940-1945"

Mon, September 19, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM • GAR 4.100

The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presentes a workshop by Dr. Neil Foley, professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, entitled Dying for Democracy: Mexican Immigrants in the U.S. Army in World War II”.

Foley received his Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan in 1990.  His current research focuses on the constructions of race, citizenship and transnational identity in the Borderlands of Mexico and the American West; immigration; and comparative civil rights politics of African Americans and Mexican Americans.  His most recent publication, Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity was published by Harvard University Press in 2010.

Dr. Foley’s faculty home page.

Responder:
Dr. John J. Dwyer, Associate Professor of History, Duquesne University

Dr. Neil Foley, Professor in the Department of History, received his Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan in 1990.  His current research focuses on the constructions of race, citizenship and transnational identity in the Borderlands of Mexico and the American West; immigration; and comparative civil rights politics of African Americans and Mexican Americans.  His most recent publication, Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity was published by Harvard University Press in 2010.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, Sept 16.

 

 

Sponsored by: IHS, History Dept.


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