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Was Mexico’s Greatest 19th-Century Conservative a Trimmer?: Lucas Alamán and the Law
Eric Van Young, University of California, San Diego
Stibbs Conference Room (Room 203)
About the Speaker
Eric Van Young is Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He has published extensively on the agrarian history of colonial Mexico, the Wars of Independence, and the cultural, social, and political history of the nineteenth century.
In 2006 Rowan and Littlefield published a revised edition of his book Hacienda and Market in Eighteenth-Century Mexico: The Rural Economy of the Guadalajara Region, 1675-1820. Another of his books, The Other Rebellion: Popular Violence, Ideology, and the Mexican Struggle for Independence, 1810-1821 (Stanford, 2001) won the Bolton-Johnson Prize of the Conference on Latin American history, 2002, for the best book on Latin American History published in 2001.
Professor Van Young has also won a number of awards and fellowships, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.