TITLE: Comparing Independence Movements in the Americas
SPEAKER: Leslie Bethell , David Armitage, John Tutino, Alfonso Munera, David Geggus
EVENT DATE: 11/19/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 111 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the second 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: Leslie Bethell is emeritus professor of Latin American History and honorary research fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; emeritus fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford; and senior research associate, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentacao de Historia Contemporanea do Brasil, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro.
Speaker Biography: David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University and an honorary professor of History at the University of Sydney.
Speaker Biography: John Tutino is chair of the History department at Georgetown University.
Speaker Biography: Alfonso Munera is an author and professor of history and dean of faculty for social sciences at the University of Cartagena. He is also serves as the director of the International Institute of Caribbean Studies, part of the academic center.
Speaker Biography: David Geggus is a history professor at the University of Florida. He has published four books, including Slavery, War and Revolution and Haitian Revolutionary Studies, and some 80 academic articles.