Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Monday, January 6, 2014
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Junípero Serra and the Spanish Craze
Richard L. Kagan, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University,

In 1898, the United States unilaterally declared war on Spain. Despite the hostilities, and perhaps because of them, a vogue – some called it a craze, others a fever – for all things Spanish swept across the United States. This illustrated lecture explores the relationship between the new fashion and California's "invention" of Junípero Serra within the context of America's s complex and changing image of Spain at the start of the twentieth century.

For more information, please contact Fran Tise by phone at 626-395-3609 or by email at ftise@hss.caltech.edu.