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Rebels, Revolutionaries and Exiles in New York, Mexico And Havana: Tracing the Transnational Networks and Diasporas of Activists in the Greater Circum-Caribbean 1918-1940

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
12:00 AM
Room 2609, School of Social Work Building

Between the two world wars Mexico City, Havana and New York City emerged as key hub cities in networks thatProfessor Barry Carr linked the struggles and exiles of radicals, revolutionaries and vanguard intellectuals. The talk discusses the opportunities and challenges posed by a transnational perspective on recovering the history of these networks and the trajectories of some of the protagonists, organisations and solidarity movements that made up this world of militant travelling cultures.

Professor Carr is a historian of twentieth century Latin America with a special interest in Mexico, Cuba and Central America, and in agrarian and labor history and the history of transnational social, radical and revolutionary movements in the Greater Circum- Caribbean.  He is also currently researching in the area of the history of tourism and leisure in Mexico.