CPH Lecture Series: Karl Jacoby, Ph.D.

Published on Mar 20, 2017

A talk and book presentation by Professor Karl Jacoby:
“The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire.” Jacoby discusses how Guillermo Eliseo / William creatively navigated the complexities of identity and race issues during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the United States. The study of borderlands and the people who come from them, like those between Texas and Mexico, Jacoby argues, reveals the centrality of these liminal spaces in the historical identity of the United States.

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