Course detail: The History of the U.S. - Mexico Border

This course will explore the historical development of the U.S.- Mexico border from the perspective of both Mexico and the United States. Together, we will explore how the border evolved and hardened through the creation of the Border Patrol, the Mexican Revolution and the effects of Prohibition. We'll review personal accounts, photographs and songs of "borderlanders," along with government officials providing crucial context to today's current debates. Finally, we will examine how to negotiate the border in the age of nationalism.  

Instructor Bio: Aaron Margolis received his doctorate in history from the University of Texas at El Paso where he concentrated on Latin American and Borderlands History. He is currently an associate professor of history at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Course Accessibility Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email lpe@ku.edu or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. 

 Session Detail: OC21278O

Schedule: Every week on Friday, starting on 04/16/21 and ending on 04/30/21
Times: 01:00pm - 02:30pm
Single Osher Course : $50.00

Bulletin

Thank you for registering for your Osher online course. Within the week you will receive an email from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute that will include your Zoom link and password for the class. You will use the same link and password for each of the three course sessions so please save the email. We encourage you to sign into your meeting prior to the class start date to make sure you are comfortable with the process. If you have issues please contact osher@ku.edu or 785-864-1373. Zoom Course Participation: An individual registration is required for each person in the home, as zoom links are not to be shared.

Instructors

Name Additional Resources
Aaron Margolis

Facility Detail

Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Meets live online
Online, WEB OTHER

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.