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LACIS Lecture Series: “From the Grounds Up: Building and Export Economy in Southern Mexico”

Presented by Casey Lurtz, Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

Event Details

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:30-1:30 p.m.
In the late nineteenth century, Latin American exports boomed. From Chihuahua to Patagonia, producers sent industrial fibers, tropical fruits, and staple goods across oceans to satisfy the ever-increasing demand from foreign markets. In this talk, Casey Lurtz uses the growing coffee economy of southernmost Mexico to examine who built these export economies and how they transformed rural societies.

Casey Lurtz is a historian of modern Latin America and an Asst. Prof. at the Johns Hopkins U.