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Archive for June, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Look Inside the Temples of the Soccer Gods

1208712_goalkeeperSoccer fans worldwide are watching as the World Cup tournament unfolds this month in South Africa. As millions of spectators root for their teams at watch parties and sports bars throughout the nation, it seems as though America has embraced a newfound fascination with the game. Although soccer’s popularity is growing and continues to grow in the United States, it has and always will be a cultural touchstone in Latin America.

In “Temples of the Earthbound Gods,” (University of Texas Press, 2008)…

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

H.W. Brands’ “American Dreams” Book Signing, June 16

American_Dreams“American Dreams” mean different things to different people, but for historian and University of Texas at Austin Professor H.W. Brands, it’s the title of his latest book. “American Dreams: The United States Since 1945” (Penguin Press, June 2010) takes a historical journey from the end of World War II to the Obama administration.

“After spending a lot of time dealing with the nineteenth century, I decided to return to the twentieth – and, not coincidentally to that part of American history…

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Historian Emilio Zamora’s Book Acknowledged as Best in Texas

zamora_claimingrights-195x300Historian Emilio Zamora has been named a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), in addition to winning its annual Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for best book on Texas for his work “Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II,” (Texas A&M University Press, 2009).

The award bears the name of the late Tullis (UT alumnas, B.A. ’24 and M.A. ‘27), who was one of the first women on faculty in the History Department.