This collection of essays includes papers presented at the 21st annual Eugene Scassa Mock OAS Conference, an inter-collegiate competition and prestigious academic conference focused on inter-American political systems and the politics, history, and culture of the Americas. The volume includes papers on US-Mexico and Mexico-Spain business relations written by experts from universities in Mexico; Organisation of American States intervention in Cuba and Venezuela; social histories of Mexico involving women’s rights, civil rights of immigrants in the American Southwest, and the history and nuance of LGBT groups in Mexico; quantitative analysis of protest movements in Chile; religious history as pertaining to politics in the early United States; and a series of three short papers on the importance and legacy of sugar in the Caribbean. Written by recognized authorities in their fields and by promising new scholars alike, the collection presents a wide assortment of viewpoints and research backgrounds to portray the Americas and its vast and diverse cultural fabric.
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Written by recognized authorities in their fields and by promising new scholars alike, this collection presents a wide assortment of viewpoints and research backgrounds to portray the Americas and its vast and diverse cultural fabric.
Joshua Hyles holds a Master of Arts in History from Baylor University, USA, as well as separate Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Archaeology, History, and Classical Languages. He serves as the Executive Program Director of the Eugene Scassa Mock OAS Program, an intercollegiate academic conference and competition involving undergraduate, graduate, and law school students from across the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. He has written short works in the fields of colonial history, Latin American studies, and political science, and has served as chief-editor for the anthology Inter-American Relations: Past, Present, and Future Trends. His most recent monograph, Guiana and the Shadows of Empire, a study of the colonial legacies of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, has been recognized internationally as a valuable contribution to the overall study of that region of South America.