FSU to Host History Lecture on “Crossing Borders” by Professor Tim Bowman
FSU’s Department of History will host a presentation, “Crossing Borders: Internal Colonialism, Marginalization and the Ethnic-Mexican Diaspora During the 20th Century,” by Dr. Tim Bowman on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Gira Center, room 397. This event is free and open to the public.
In this presentation, Bowman will explore the history of Texas’ lower Rio Grande Valley from 1848 through the rise of the Chicano Movement in the 1960s. Bowman argues that the origin of Mexican labor migration in 20th-century United States stems from Euromericans colonizing Mexican homelands like Texas’ lower Rio Grande Valley and extracting its most valuable exploitable resource, human capital.
Bowman is an associate professor of history at West Texas A&M University and associate director of the Center for the Study of the American West. Bowman is the author of “Blood Oranges: Agriculture and Colonialism in the South Texas Borderlands.”
This lecture, part of the Race lecture series, is funded by the Martha T. and Ralph M. Race Western History Lecture Fund.
For more information, contact Dr. Sally Boniece in FSU’s Department of History at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm
Gira Center room 397
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