Who: John Mason Hart, professor of history at the University of

What: will introduce his recently published book, “Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War,” to Texas readers. His appearance is sponsored by the Department of History at St. Mary’ University.

When: Noon Thursday, April 1.

Where: Conference Room B (second floor), University Center, St. Mary’s campus.

Cost:Free and open to the public.

Of Interest:

Hart’s new book, a University of California Press publication, is a chronicle of the economic and social connections between the U.S. and Mexico since the Civil War to today. Manifest Destiny, the Mexican Revolution, World War II and NAFTA are important story elements, but Hart’s narrative transcends them for economic and political drama, resonating with the themes of wealth and power. His previous books include “Revolutionary Mexico: The Coming and Process of the Mexican Revolution.”

St. Mary’s University Bookstore will have copies of “Empire and Revolution” available for purchase and to be signed by the author after his

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