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Date(s) - 01/27/2016
12:00 am

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Garrison Hall 4.100

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The Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History invites you to:
“Beyond the Eagle’s Shadow: New Histories of Latin America’s Cold War”
co-edited by Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Mark Atwood Lawrence, and Julio E. Moreno
A book talk featuring:
Seth Garfield, Contributor
Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Co-Editor
Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Mark Atwood Lawrence, Co-Editor
Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Aragorn Storm Miller, Contributor
Lecturer, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Texas at Austin
Wed, January 27, 2016
GAR 4.100
3:004:00PM
The dominant tradition in writing about U.S.–Latin American relations during the Cold War views the United States as all-powerful. That perspective, represented in the metaphor “talons of the eagle,” continues to influence much scholarly work down to the present day. The goal of this collection of essays is not to write the United States out of the picture but to explore the ways Latin American governments, groups, companies, organizations, and individuals promoted their own interests and perspectives. Beyond the Eagle’s Shadow (University of New Mexico Press, Dec. 2013) also challenges the tendency among scholars to see the Cold War as a simple clash of “left” and “right.” In various ways, several essays disassemble those categories and explore the complexities of the Cold War as it was experienced beneath the level of great-power relations.
More about Beyond the Eagle’s Shadow at:
Please email courtney to sign-up to attend the discussion.