John Tutino Book Launch: The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000

The Mexican Heartland provides a new history of capitalism from the perspective of the landed communities surrounding Mexico City. It tells the story of story of how landed communities and families around Mexico City sustained silver capitalism, challenged industrial capitalism―and now struggle under globalizing urban capitalism. In a sweeping analytical narrative spanning the sixteenth century to today, John Tutino challenges our basic assumptions about the forces that shaped global capitalism―setting families and communities at the center of histories that transformed the world.  

Professor John Tutino is a professor of history and international affairs in the School of Foreign Service, director of the Americas Initiative in the College, and a member of the Latin America Initiative Faculty Committee. 

This event will be moderated by Professor John McNeill, a professor in the History Department and the School of Foreign Service.


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Wednesday, January 17 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Mortara Building
3600 N St., N.W., Washington


Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Mortara Center for International Studies

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