William Schell Jr.

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Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1992
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1985
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1982

“Why Do We Have an Illegal Immigration Problem from Central America? We Should Know. We Helped Create It,” History News Network, http://hnn.us. 28 July 2014.
“Review Essay: The Mythistory of Emiliano Zapata,” Journal of Historical Biography 9 (2011).
“Emiliano Zapata and the Old Regime: Myth, Memory, and Method,”Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 25:2 (2009).
Obituary, Andre Gunder Frank, Hispanic American Historic Review 85 (2005).
Student Guide: World Civilizations to 1500. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Student Guide: World Civilizations since 1500. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
“Colonial Studies,” Conference on Latin American History Newsletter 38 (2002).
Integral Outsiders: The American Colony of Mexico City, 1876-1911. Wilmington, DE. Scholarly Resources, 2001.
"Silver Symbiosis: ReOrienting Mexican Economic History," Hispanic American Historic Review 81 (2001).
"Wars of Latin American Independence," "Mexican Civil Wars," "Mexican Revolution," "Cuba's Ten Years War," "Conquest of Mexico and Peru," in Magill's Guide to Military History. Salem Press, 2001.
 Obituary, Victor O. Story, Hispanic American Historic Review 78 (1998).
 "Politics and Government: Porfiriato," "Banking and Finance: National Period and Porfiriato," "Trade and Markets: 1821-1910," "Fueros," and "The Braniff Family," in The Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture. 2 vols. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.
 "Money as Commodity: Limantour and Mexico's Conversion to the Gold Standard, 1905," Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 12 (1996).
 "Yankee Bankers and Builders: The growth of Mexico City during the Late Porfiriato," Xi Lam 1 (1995). 
Slatta, Richard; William Schell, Jr. et al.  "Comments on Postmodernism and Latin American History," Itinerario: European Journal for Overseas History 19 (1995).
 "Lions, Bulls, and Baseball: Colonel R.C. Pate and Modern Sports Promotion in Mexico," Journal of Sports History 20 (1993).
"Banco de Chiapas: A License to Print Money – Collaborators, Swindlers and the Porfirian Banking System," SECOLAS Annals 24 (1993).
The biographical entries for Lucas Alaman, Lazaro Cardenas, Porfirio Diaz, Agustine Iturbide, Benito Juarez, Francisco Madero, Juan Peron, and Getulio Vargas in the Cambridge Biographical Dictionary. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
 "American Investment in Tropical Mexico: Rubber Plantations, Fraud and Dollar Diplomacy," Business History Review 64 (1990).
"Matt Ransom, Minister to Mexico - The Last Roman," The State 55 (1988).
 Medieval Iberian Tradition and the Development of the Mexican Hacienda. Syracuse: Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1986.
 "The Creelman Conspiracy: Towards a Reappraisal of the Fall of the Porfiriato" South Eastern Latin Americanist 29 (1985).

Courses Taught
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
History of Latin America
History of Mexico
Film History
American Experience since 1865
U.S. Foreign Relations
World since 1945
Modern Iberia

Research Interests
Mexican History; Latin-American History; Film; Foreign Relations