Talk: “From Silver Capitalism to Globalization: Communities Making Mexican History,” by John Tutino, Georgetown University

From the 1550s when New Spain’s silver became pivotal to global trade, through Mexico’s 19th-century struggles in an industrializing world, to the 20th-century revolution and drive for national development, communities on the land sustained themselves and changing ways of capitalism. They carried an empire and a nation for centuries, rising at key times to contest power and ways of production that prejudiced their lives—until urbanization and globalization transformed everything after 1950. Then, families caught in the city built homes, barrios, and informal economies—making the Americas’ largest metropolis with their own hands.

John Tutino is professor of history and international affairs and director of the Americas Initiative at Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. His books include The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000 (Princeton University Press, 2018), Mexico City, 1808: Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution (University of New Mexico Press, 2018), Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajio and Spanish North America (Duke University Press, 2011), and From Insurrection to Revolution in Mexico: Social Bases of Agrarian Violence, 1750-1940 (Princeton University Press, 1986). Read more about Dr. Tutino’s work.

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Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History; LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Garrison Hall (GAR), 1.102
128 INNER CAMPUS DR , Austin, Texas 78705

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Academics, Arts & Humanities, Policy & Law, World & Culture


College of Liberal Arts

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Students, Staff, Faculty, General Public


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