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Please join the Lewis University History Department for the Spring Dinner Lecture of the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture SeriesDr. Benjamin H. Johnson, Loyola University Chicago, will presentHOW THE MEXICAN BORDER BECAME A PROBLEM: PANCHO VILLA AND BEYONDWEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017Dinner 6:30 p.m. Lecture 7:30 p.m.
Today the border between the United States and Mexico is a source of controversy and divisiveness. It was not always so. For generations after its creation, both governments cooperated to keep it open and lightly patrolled. That changed in the 1910s, with continuing reverberations for today. Faculty Dining RoomMain Campus, Romeoville, ILThe lecture is free and open to the public. The dinner is $30. For more information, please contact Dr. Eileen McMahon, Chair, History Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 836-5774.
Dr. Benjamin Johnson teaches in the history department at Loyola University Chicago. He is co-editor of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the author of numerous books and articles, including Revolution in Texas: How A Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans (2003); Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place (2008); and Bridging National Borders in North America (2010).
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