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Dr. John Britton, Ph.D.
Gasque Professor of History and Department Chair

(Tulane University, 1971)

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Dr. Britton, a Francis Marion University Board of Trustees Research Scholar, has been active in research and publication since his arrival at Francis Marion University in 1972. He has worked on Mexican history, Latin American history in general, and the process of globalization in the Western Hemisphere with emphasis on international communications. Since 1992 he has been a Contributing Editor for the Handbook of Latin American Studies and a consultant to the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. He has authored five books, many scholarly articles, and numerous encyclopedia entries. His monograph, Revolution and Ideology: The Image of the Mexican Revolution in the United States (Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1995) won the A. B. Thomas Award for 1996, and his article “The Disappearance and Rediscovery of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940): An Essay in the Interaction of Sociology and History” received the Sturgis M. Leavitt Award for 1995. His annotated bibliographical contribution to Volume 58 of the Handbook of Latin American Studies ( Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002), pp. 142-176, won the FMU Research Award for 2003-04. In addition, he has served as a reader and consultant for several professional journals and university presses.

Courses taught
Modern World History, Empires and Nations in Latin America, Latin America: Tradition and Change, History of the Mass Media, History of Modern Mexico

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