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Mexican-American relationship to be topic of talk by historian

Jurgen Buchenau, chair of the history department at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, will present a talk on Mexican and American relations at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Room 121 of the McKee Building at Western Carolina University.

Jurgen Buchenau

The talk is a DegreePlus event for students and sponsored by WCU’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Initiative.

The presentation is titled “MexAmerica: Reconsidering Mexican-American Relations.” Buchenau is the author of “The Once and Future Revolution: Social Upheaval and the Negotiation of Rule during Mexico’s Long Twentieth Century” and is currently writing a history of the Sonoran era of Mexican governance, when leaders from the northwestern state of Sonora won the Mexican Revolution in 1920.

For more information, contact event organizer Will Lehman at 828-227-3761 or


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