Featured Speakers

Keynote speakers

hahn  Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania, “The United States from the Inside Out and the Southside North



pekka Pekka Hämäläinen, University of Oxford“The Industrial East, the Nomadic West, and the Search for Sovereignty in the Heart of the Continent”



erika-paniErika Pani, Colegio de Mexico,“‘Political Crimes Are, Perhaps, Not Crimes at All’: Allegiance and Sovereignty during Civil War. Mexico, 1857-1867”


Andrew Smith (Large)Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool“Confederation as a Hemispheric Anomaly: Why Canada Chose to Remain a Colony”



Keynote comments delivered by

Bender2011Thomas Bender, New York University



ewestElliott West, University of Arkansas



Plenary Session paper presenters

ballesteros photoMaria Dolores Ballesteros Páez, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), “Indigenous population in the Mexican, U.S. and Canadian congressional debates (1865-1867)



Buckner, philPhilip Buckner, University of New Brunswick and University College London“‘British North America and a Continent in Dissolution, 1861:1871’: The role of the American Civil War in the making of Canadian Confederation”


clark004Christopher Clark, University of Connecticut, “Political, Financial, and Popular Sovereignty in Agrarian North America, 1850s-1890s



downs photoGregory P. Downs, City College & Graduate Center, City University of New York, “The Age of North American Revolution: Rethinking the 1850s and 1860s as a Revolutionary Wave



S-M GrantSusan-Mary Grant, Newcastle University,“‘Universal Yankee Nation’: Securing the Soldiers’ State in Nineteenth-Century America”



ProfessorRyan_JHU6499WebMary P. Ryan, Johns Hopkins University, “City Sovereignty in Mexico and the United States 1846-1865



stjohnRachel St. John, New York University, “Alternative Nations and the History of State



SextonJay Sexton, University of Oxford“Steam Transport and the Remaking of Sovereignty “



terrazasMarcela Terrazas, Institute of Historical Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), “Indian Raids Within Northern Mexico



Plenary session commenters

blevine3Bruce Levine, University of Illinois




Mcnairn Jeffrey McNairn, Queen’s University