The lecturer aims to traduce the Anglo myth that has dominated U.S. historiography, by suggesting that regional approaches to U.S. history have disclosed facts previously under-acknowledged: the country - in parts, especially - has a past that closely resembles that of most Latin American republics, and a future increasingly convergent with other parts of the Americas.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto is the William P. Reynolds Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame and the author, most recently, of Our America.
Professor Fernández-Armesto spoke to USAPP in February, his interview can be read at Five minutes with Felipe Fernandez-Armesto.
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