Latin American History Seminar: A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

week 2

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Speaker: Andrew Paxman, CIDE, Mexico

Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism. His new book is a biography of William Jenkins (1878-1963), once the richest industrialist in Mexico. The Spanish edition, En busca del señor Jenkins (Debate/CIDE), came out in November 2016, and the English edition, Jenkins of Mexico (Oxford University Press) appeared in May 2017.