The U.S.-Mexico Border in Historical Perspective

Border walls between the United States and Mexico are unnatural divisions; products of history and human action, not nature.

Lecture Description

This lecture will be about the evolution of the border between the United States and Mexico–and debates about that border–from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The bookends of the talk will be the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after the U.S.-Mexico War, before which there was no border to speak of, and Donald Trump’s chants of “Build the Wall” in the 21st century.


Borderlands Latino Latina

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