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How Boston Became the 'West': George Ticknor and the Arrival of Spanish Culture to the U.S. - Free Lecture

Friday, October 06, 2017

George Ticknor along with William H. Prescott and other New Englanders wrote on Spain and the Spanish people in the early to mid-nineteenth century. Boston became a center for publishing Spanish literature and discussing Spanish culture as well as creating and perpetuating stereotypes as the Spanish empire came to be replaced by the American one.

Ricardo Miguel Alfonso (University of Castilla-La Mancha) will explore how this helped to shape US-Spain cultural relations until Spanish American War and helped to define America as the West.

Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Sponsor(s): Massachusetts Historical Society
Time(s): 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Email: programs@masshist.org
Website: https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2287

Date Added: Friday, September 01, 2017
All information is subject to change.

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