BLOG: Decisions more than a century ago explain why the U.S. has failed Puerto Rico in its time of need [Imperial & Global Forum]

“The Ill-Fated Sister:—A Case of Unjust Discrimination.” A forlorn female Puerto Rico looks on as President McKinley rides past, carrying a well-dressed female Hawaii and Uncle Sam on a buggy labeled “Free Trade.” Puck 47 (April 25, 1900).

CFP: Everyday Empires: Trans-Imperial Circulations in a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective (Birmingham, 25-26 May 2017)

The Modern and Contemporary History Centre and the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham invites postgraduate researchers and early-career (Ph.D. awarded in the last eight years) academics to submit papers for a two-day conference sponsored by Past & Present on the theme of “everyday empires.”

CFP: Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (Cartagena de Indias, 9-13 March 2016)

Call for Papers


63rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)


Cartagena, Colombia

March 9-13, 2016


Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015


Re: REVIEW: Saionz on Bradley, '"We Never Retreat": Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812-1822' (H-War)

This book on the early southwest filibusters is most welcome, but there is a tendency in this field to overlook the half-dozen filibuster invasions of Canada in the late 1830s launched between Maine and Detroit, as significant exceptions to the much more frequent fishing in the troubled waters of Latin America.


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