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Presented By: Department of History

Aiton Lecture: “Civil War and Radical Reaction: the Confederate States of America and Mexico’s Second Empire”

Erika Pani

French battle-field painter Jean Adolphe Beaucé depicts the 1865 meeting between Maximilian and the Kickapoo embassy which had traveled to Mexico City. French battle-field painter Jean Adolphe Beaucé depicts the 1865 meeting between Maximilian and the Kickapoo embassy which had traveled to Mexico City.
French battle-field painter Jean Adolphe Beaucé depicts the 1865 meeting between Maximilian and the Kickapoo embassy which had traveled to Mexico City.
In the 1850s and 1860s, North America was transformed by war, political crises and constitutional overhaul. We will explore two radical political experiments that meant to deal with the era’s chaos: the Confederate States of America and Mexico’s Second Empire.

Erika Pani (PhD, El Colegio de México, 1998) is research professor at El Colegio de México. Her research and teaching focus is on nineteenth century politics, Mexico’s Second Empire, Conservatism and citizenship. She has published the Historia minima de los Estados Unidos de América (2016).
French battle-field painter Jean Adolphe Beaucé depicts the 1865 meeting between Maximilian and the Kickapoo embassy which had traveled to Mexico City. French battle-field painter Jean Adolphe Beaucé depicts the 1865 meeting between Maximilian and the Kickapoo embassy which had traveled to Mexico City.
French battle-field painter Jean Adolphe Beaucé depicts the 1865 meeting between Maximilian and the Kickapoo embassy which had traveled to Mexico City.
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