Angela Thompson


Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Texas
Phone: 252-328-6587
Office: Brewster A 203
Fax: 252-328-6774


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