William Schell Jr.


Dr. William Schell, Jr.

Dr. William Schell, Jr.



  • 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. 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

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