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Dreams of Dominion: The U.S. South and Latin America

March 27, 2017

Free and Open to the Public

“Dreams of Dominion: The U.S. South and Latin America”

March 27-28, 2017, the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History and the Summersell Center for the Study of the South will convene a day-long conference to highlight transnational connections between the 19th century U.S. South and Latin America.  All events are free and open to public and will be held at the Hotel Capstone Ball Room.

Monday, March 27, 9 AM-11 AM

9-11 AM

Panel 1: Slavery and its Legacy

Moderator, John Giggie, The University of Alabama

  • Martha S. Santos, University of Akron
    • “Precarious Enslavement: Authority, Race and Law in a Frontier Slaveholding Community, Ceará, Brazil, 1865-1884.”
  • Chase McCarter, The University of Alabama
    • “Searching for Dixie in the Rio Doce: Confederate Exiles in Brazil, 1867-1873.”
  • David C. Lafevor, University of Texas, Arlington
    • “La Ley de Lynch: Latin American Imagination of Race and Violence in the United States.”

2-4 PM

Panel 2 : Expansion

Moderator: Lesley J. Gordon, The University of Alabama

  • Roberto Saba, University of Pennsylvania
    • “Into the Coffee Kingdom: Confederates and Yankees in the Province of São Paulo.”
  • Angela Diaz, Texas Tech University
    • “The Ghost of Santa Anna: Gulf South Expansion Narratives during the U.S.-Mexican War.”
  • Daniel Burge, The University of Alabama
    • “Canada, Cuba, and the Fracturing of Manifest Destiny, 1850-1854.”

4:30-5:30 PM 

Keynote Lecture

  • David C. Lafevor, the University of Texas, Arlington
    •  “The Slave Ship Ciceròn and the Argüelles Affair.” 


Free and Open to the Public


March 27, 2017
Free and Open to the Public
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Hotel Capstone Ballroom
United States


Lesley Gordon