TITLE: The Americas on the Eve of Independence Movements
SPEAKER: Alfredo Jocelyn-Holt, Michael Kammen, Ines Quintero, Jose M. Portillo Valdes
EVENT DATE: 2010/11/19
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 107 minutes
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Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the first of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience.
Speaker Biography: Alfredo Jocelyn-Holt of the Universidad de Chile is a Chilean historian and writer who focuses his study on the role of aristocratic and plutocratic elites in history,
Speaker Biography: Michael Kammen is a professor of American cultural history in the Department of History at Cornell University.
Speaker Biography: Ines Quintero is a research professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and coordinates the Master's program in History there.
Speaker Biography: Jose M. Portillo Valdes is a noted historian and professor at the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain.