I spent a large part of the day reading and writing a paper for the National Conference of Social Studies meeting here in Houston come fall. I am excited about the paper session I will present during the European breakfast session. I am not a member of NCSS, but I am looking forward to this breakfast lecture. If you are in Houston and have some interest in my session (see below), feel free to fix a hot breakfast plate and take plenty of notes. Thanks to my awesome friend Sarah for her advice. It is warm in Houston come November. Better yet, my lawn is still very green.
Program Guide Description (or what I sent them):
The Transatlantic and Its Impact on the European History Course: A Look at Geo Politics, Race, Class, and Gender
With the use of visual aids, thematic mapping, instructional tips, and primary sources, this paper presentation will explore the early colonial stages of geo politics and how formative states struggled to maintain stability amidst colonial expansion and state building. Moreover, a look at the role of modernity as Europeans and North American colonies used religious constructs and philosophical arguments to address racial categorizations and gender division among the Atlantic market.