University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Carrie Gibson


Carrie Gibson is the author of "El Norte: The Epic Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America" and the acclaimed "Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean From Columbus to the Present Day."

She received a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, focusing on the Spanish Caribbean in the era of the Haitian Revolution, and has worked as a journalist for the Guardian and contributed to other publications, as well as the BBC. She has done research across Mexico, the West Indies and the United States.

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Scheduled events:
Telling Epic Histories
Two historians talk about the gritty details of telling history dramatically from the histories of poison to the Spanish roots of the United States.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Carrie Gibson, Eleanor Herman
Moderator: Kevin Gosner
El Norte: Beyond Standard Narratives
The history of the Southwest is multi-layered and complex. A historian, an anthropologist, and a culture critic and essayist discuss the Spanish in North America and their on-going influence on our region.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Carrie Gibson, Ilan Stavans, Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez
Moderator: Joan Wink

Book:
El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
History / Biography
Atlantic Monthly Press
February 2019
ISBN 9780802127020
576 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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A sweeping saga of the Spanish history and influence in North America over five centuries, from the acclaimed author of Empire's Crossroads

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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