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The Tangled Tales of the West and the World
November 06, 2014
Location: HGS 217A

Come join us as we continue to celebrate 15 years of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, and 65 years of Western History at Yale, with a special series of lectures by prominent historians in the field. Our next speaker will be

Sam Truett
"The Tangled Tales of the West and the World"
217A HGS Thursday, November 6 4:30 PM

Sam Truett is Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he specializes in borderlands history, the history of the U.S. West and Mexico, environmental history, and Native American history. He received his B.A. from the University of Arizona and Ph.D. from Yale. He is the author of Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (Yale, 2006) and co-editor of Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History (Duke, 2004). With Pekka Hämäläinen he conceived (and wrote the lead essay for) a 2011 special borderlands history issue of Journal of American History. He is currently working on two books: Empire’s Castaway: An Adventurer and the Nineteenth Century World, a border-crossing history of the nineteenth century, and America’s Ghosts: Ruins, Lost Worlds, and the Borderlands of Empire, which focuses on the fascination with ruins and lost worlds in western North America and Latin America.