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undefinedAngela Thompson

Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D., University of Texas

Phone: 252-328-6587

Office: Brewster A 203

Fax: 252-328-6774

Email: thompsona@ecu.edu

Dr. Angela Thompson is an historian of Latin America at East Carolina University. Her principal area of research is the social history of Mexico in the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of her publications deal with the social history of the important silver mining region of Guanajuato, Mexico, including its history of  demography, of family, children, and women, of labor, and of epidemics, public health, and education.  Additionally, she has undertaken the study of Frederick Catherwood, a 19th century British artist and architect, known for his studies of the Maya of Middle America but who was also one of the first scholars of Pharaonic, Islamic, and 19th century Egypt.  She has lived and worked in Mexico, England, and Egypt and traveled extensively in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Selected Publications:

Las otras guerras de Mexico: Epidemias, enfermedades y salud publica en Guanajuato, Mexico, 1810-1867. Nuestra Cultura, Ediciones La Rana, Insitituo de la Cultura del Estado de Guanajuato. 1998.

 

“Reclamando un lugar en la nacion:  maestras, educacion y las mujeres como ciudadanas en los albores del Mexico republicano."  In Identidades, Genero y Ciudadania:  Procesos historicos y cambio social en America Latina.  Angela Thompson and Ricardo Cicerchia, eds. Quito, Ecuador:  Abya Yala, 2005. 

 

“’Todo quieren ser presidentes:’ Mexico from Independence to Revolution.” Latin American Research Review. 36 (2001): 238-254.

 

Courses Offered:

HIST 1050: American History to 1877

HIST 1051: American History since 1877

HIST 3710: Introduction to Latin American History: Colonial Period

HIST 3711: Introduction to Latin American History: Since 1808

HIST 3760: The ABC Powers:  Argentina, Brazil, Chile

HIST 3780: Mexico and Central America

HIST 5130: Comparative History of New World Slavery and Race Relations

HIST 5765: Latin America, 1492 to the Present